Apricot – Date Bars Recipe

  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups drained stewed apricots
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apricot nectar
  • 3/4 cup shortening, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. To Make Filling: Cook together the dates, drained cooked apricots, white sugar and apricot juice. Cook for about three minutes, or until it resembles jam.
  2. To Make Crust: Mix together melted shortening (part butter), brown sugar, all-purpose flour, baking soda, quick cooking oats, and vanilla.
  3. Press half of the crust mixture on bottom of well greased 9 x 12 x 2 inch pan. Cover with filling. Top with rest of crumbs. Press down gently.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).