Apricot-Apple Treats

FILLING
¾ cupChopped dried apples
¾ cupB & R Farms Dried Apricots, chopped
3 ½ teaspoonsSugar
1 cupWater
DOUGH
5 TablespoonsButter, softened
1 ¾ teaspoonsSugar
1Egg
2Egg whites
1 teaspoonVanilla extract
1 ¾ cupAll-purpose flour
½ teaspoonBaking soda
¼ teaspoonSalt
Skim milk

 

TO MAKE FILLING

Heat apples, apricots, sugar, and water to boiling in small sauce pan.

Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until fruit is tender and water is absorbed, about 10 minutes.

Process mixture in food processor or blender until smooth. Allow to cool.

TO MAKE DOUGH

Beat butter and sugar in medium bowl until fluffy. Beat in egg, egg whites, and vanilla.

Mix in combined flour, baking soda, and salt.

Divide dough into 4 equal parts; roll each into a log about 5 inches long. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, about 2 hours.

Roll 1 piece dough on floured surface into rectangle 12 x 4 inches. Spread 1 of the fruit filling in a 1 inch strip in center of dough.

Fold sides of dough over filling, pressing edges to seal. Cut filled dough in half and place on greased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Brush top of dough lightly with milk.

Bake in preheated 400 F oven until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire racks

Cut into 1- inch bars. Store in airtight container.

Makes about 30 bars.


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