*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Apricot Chews
 
 Recipe By     : Lyn Belisle <belisle@TENET.EDU>
 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Bars                             Fruits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  Cup           Dried Apricots -- finely chopped
      1/2  Cup           Raisins
      1/3  Cup           Water
    1      Cup           Flour
    1      Tsp           Baking Powder
      1/4  Tsp           Baking Soda
    1      Cup           Sugar
    2                    Eggs
    1      Tablespoon    Lemon Juice
      1/2  Cup           Crushed Pineapple -- drained
      1/2  Cup           Nuts -- chopped (optional)
                         Powdered Sugar -- or frosting
                         -----Frosting-----
    1      Cup           Powdered Sugar
    1      Tbsp          Butter
      1/4  Cup           aPricot Preservesp
 
 Cook apricots and raisins over low heat in water until water is
 absorbed.  Cool slightly and add remaining ingredients except powdered
 sugar or frosting.   Blend well and spread in a greased 9 pan.  Bake at
 350F for 35-40 minutes.  Cut into bars while warm and sprinkle with
 powdered sugar or spread with frosting.
 
 Blend well.  Spread on bars.
 
 Makes 24 bars
 
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