Yummy apricot crumble bars

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These Apricot crumble bars are baked to perfection, though summer isn’t here yet, but the summer fruits are already available. Any form of apricot can be used for this recipe ; fresh Apricot , dried apricot, canned apricot or frozen apricot. This recipe is really simple, it also has a short preparation time. It is important to note that dried apricots were used for this recipe. The best dried apricots, you can get here
Though different people have different names for these: some people call it apricot crumble bars, some call it apricot crumble slice while some people apricot crumble squares. Which ever one you choose to call it, just know that It is really easy and it is perfect for dessert and tea-time.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of Apricots (fresh/ canned/ dried /frozen)
2 sticks Low fat butter
2 cups of Flour
1/4 cup of Honey
1/2 cup of Brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon of Salt
1 table spoon Vanilla extract
1/8 cup of Lemon juice
1/4 cup of Oats

Equipment
An oven, a baking tin, we recommend the loaf pan in this bundle and a life changing, must have food processor. This food processor is from the world’s best kitchen gadget brand and it currently on sale. Get yours now!

 

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How to:
Preheat oven to 170°

In a food processor bowl,
Combine butter and flour, brown sugar, salt, vanilla
Pulse for a few seconds to minutes. Don’t let the mixture be too smooth, let it have texture, like a crumbly texture
Divide this mixture into two.

Meanwhile, cook apricots in honey and a little water till the apricots become soft and the mixture becomes thick then allow this to cool

In the baking pan, spread one part of the crumble mixture into a flat layer(you may need to press the mixture to even things out a little bit), then add the apricot mixture on this layer then now add the remaining mixture to the top of this. Then add oats, though this is optional. Oats add more crumbs to the dish, it also adds more nutrients.

Bake for 25 minutes
Now allow to cool serve as desired

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Not so bad right? This recipe is super easy and it is an easy way to incorporate fruits into your meals. It is also perfect for meal prep. Kids would love this, you can also store this in the fridge for at least a month.

What happens if I have left over of the apricot mixture after cooking? Well,…… *drum roll* This mixture can be used as jam! yes, apricot jam you can use on your toast. This will be a healthier alternative to the usual jam you buy from the grocery store

Health benefits of apricots: they are low in calories and are a great source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin these protect the body from diseases. Apricots are also rich in vitamins A, E and C. All these nutrients together improve eye health an it nourish the skin.
The antioxidants in apricots also fight against diabetes and heart disease. The antioxidants get rid of free radicals which may cause oxidative stress which sets the platform for obesity and heart disease.

Also, apricots are very food for the skin. Sun, cigarette smoke and pollution may damage the skin. Apricots offers antioxidant to prevent skin damage . Beta carotene found in apricots protects the skin from sun burns. Vitamin c in apricots helps in the build up of collagen which prevents the formation of wrinkles. It neutralises free radicals from cigarette smoke and pollution . it also protects the skin from uv damage.

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Yummy Apricot Crumble Bars

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 14 Bars
Calories 224 kcal

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Food Processor½

Ingredients
  

  • ½ Cup Apricot Dried/Frozen/Fresh/Canned
  • 1 Cup Butter Low-Fat
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla
  • Cup Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Cup Oats

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 170°
     
    In a food processor bowl,
    Combine butter and flour, brown sugar, salt, vanilla
    Pulse for a few seconds to minutes.Don't let the mixture betoo smooth, let it have texture, like a crumbley texture
    Divide this mixture into two. 
     
    Meanwhile, cook apricots in honey and a litlle water tillthe appricots become soft and the mixture becomes thick then allow this to cool
     
    In the baking pan, spread one part of the crumble mixtureinto a flat layer(you may need to prees the mixture to even things out a littlebit), then add the apricot mixture on this layer then now add the remainingmixture to the top of this. Then add oats, though this is optional.Oats addmore crumbs to the dish, it also adds more nutrients.
     
    Bake for 25 minutes
    Now allow to cool serve as desired
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Keyword Apricot Crumble Bars

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