Apricot-Lemon Bars, Alice Medrich

Lemon-Apricots Bars, Alice Medrich

What a nice sunny day we have in the Valley today. I'm in the mood for baking. I have been invited to a baby shower, tomorrow, and have decided to show up with a plate of desserts. I already have some carrot cake squares left in the freezer and I wanted another light, summer dessert to add to the plate. I turned to Alice Medrich. You can't go wrong with her recipes. I choose a nice Apricot-Lemon Bar.

You start the bars with a shortbread base made with real butter, sugar, vanilla extract, salt and flour. Then the base is baked for 25 min. In the meantime you prepare the topping. You whisk together some sugar, flour, eggs, fresh lemon juice and apricot preserves. Back in the oven for 20 more minutes. You dust the bars with powdered sugar right before serving. The result is a nice, lemony, tangy bar. I can't wait to bring the plate tomorrow. This recipe will be a repeater for sure.

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  1. I'm being so patient for my lemons to ripen on my tree!

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  2. That's a great combo! I love Lemon Bars, so those would please me! Scrumptuous!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Beautiful, and I'm sure they will be a big hit at the shower. Alice Medrich is so popular, yet I have never had a chance to try her recipes. I will have to make a point to get one of her books.

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  4. They do look quite delicious. I love the addition of apricot to the typical lemon bar!

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  5. Those apricot and lemon bars look and sound really good!

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  6. Helene, these look wonderful and so easy to make! Apricots are in the market, time to use them.

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  7. Reporting that they were a big hit as well as my carrot cake. I'm the only one that brought homemade goodies. Everyone else bought the food. So that's why my bars were a hit.

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  8. Oh Helene, these are so pretty and delicious! I love apricots so much and will have to go to the market and get some!

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  9. For me, lemon squares are just one of those desserts I don't get a craving for until I see someone's drool-worthy picture! You've definitely given me a craving! :)

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  10. Oh, these look amazing! I have been thinking of lemon bars lately, but adding apricot to them sounds fantastic!

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  11. I love lemon, and the combination with apricots sounds wonderful!

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  12. This is such a nice treat for a sunny day.

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  13. I love lemon bars, I've never had them with apricots, it sounds delicious.

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  14. That looks like a wonderful breakfast treat!

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  15. Great minds think alike! I made regular ol' lemon bars just last week, but the apricot preserves sound like a really excellent touch.

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  16. Helene,
    That photograph is extraordinary! In fact, it deserves two exclamation points!!

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  17. Hi stranger! Last time we talked was on GroupRecipe! sounds like you're well!

    I wish I could grow lemons! :(

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  18. Wow Helene these look delicious! I love lemon bars and this is a nice twist. I bet everyone loved them.

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  19. What a fun twist on lemon bars...I love it!

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