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Fruit bars

Explore 18 recipes, 1 video, and more

How to Make Zesty Lemon Bars

Other Ideas:
Bake, Dessert, Guest recipes, Lemons
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Luscious Apricot Squares

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Dried apricots
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for the pan
  • 2/3 cup dried apricots
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light-brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
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Apricot Cheesecake Bars

Time:1 hour 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 18 graham crackers
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 10 ounces apricots (about 4), halved, pitted, and cut into eighths
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
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Cranberry-Lemon Squares

Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries, (about 7 ounces, available at specialty-food stores)
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed plus 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, (about 3 lemons)
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Key Lime Coconut Bars

Other Ideas:
Coconut, Dessert, Key limes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting tops
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut in small pieces
  • 2 cans (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 teaspoons grated key lime or regular lime zest, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • 1 cup key lime or regular lime juice
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Fruit Crumb Bars

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Jam, Oats
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Date-Pecan Bars

Time:1 hour 30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup toasted chopped pecans
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Grandmother Brinton's Raisin Bars

Other Ideas:
Oats, Raisins
Ingredients
  • Unsalted butter, room temperature, for pans
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups raisins (about 13 ounces)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
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Apple Brownies

Time:1 hour 25 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 stick salted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for dish
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 large firm-sweet apples (about 1 pound total), peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (2 3/4 cups)
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Lemon Squares

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Easy recipes, Lemons
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted, plus more for dusting
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into tablespoon-size pieces
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • Grated zest of 3 lemons
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons, freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 7 lemons)
  • 1 cup blanched almonds, chopped and toasted
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