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Apricot Blondies

Yield about 4 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Combine shortening and sugar; beat well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Fold in apricots and pecans.

  2. Press mixture evenly into a greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool completely, and cut into 2- x 1-inch bars.

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