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Apricot Walnut Streusel Bars
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

These Apricot Walnut Streusel Bars have a rich buttery shortbread crust topped with tangy apricot preserves and a nutty streusel topping that is simply scrumptious!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie bars
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 295 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Ingredients
Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
Filling
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
Topping
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place rack in middle of oven. Spray a 9x9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Crust
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon and salt. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter and sugar. Beat at medium speed until well blended, about 1-2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix just until incorporated. Press the dough into the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of the prepared pan.

Filling
  1. Spread the 3/4 cup of the apricot preserves over the crust.

Topping
  1. In the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt until well combined. Add butter and mix until mixture resembles large crumbs. Add chopped walnuts. (I like to use my fingers to fully crumb the mixture together.)

  2. Sprinkle the streusel mixture evenly over the preserves. Bake for 55-60 minutes until lightly browned and the preserves appear to be bubbling. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for about 5 minutes, then cut into 16 bars, but leave in pan. Let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. 

  3. Bars can be stored in a airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Apricot Walnut Streusel Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.