Chewy Apricot Bars
|Title:||Chewy Apricot Bars|
|Category:||Cooking For A Crowd|
3 pounds 6 ounces butter, softened
1 pound 14 ounces all-purpose flour
9 ounces walnuts, chopped
3 pounds brown sugar, firmly packed
1 pound 11 ounces old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
6 ounces sweetened, flaked coconut
Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in flour and oats to form soft dough.
Press 2/3 of dough evenly into three 12 x 17-inch sheet pans. Bake at 350 degrees F until golden brown. About 20 to 25 minutes.
Stir nuts and coconut into remaining dough; set aside.
1 pound granulated sugar
1 (#10) can apricot halves, drained
2 tablespoons lemon peel, grated
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 ounces cornstarch
8 ounces apricot nectar
2 ounces butter
Combine sugar and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Pur