Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter A

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Apricot-Orange Crumble Bars! Who doesn’t love this saucy little fruit? Apricots add an exotic touch of class to everything from appetizers to dessert. Try a dollop of jam on a round of baked Camembert cheese sometime. It is decadent! My recipe today serves as a breakfast food, an afternoon snack, or a delicate dessert option.  

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup butter

1 cup sugar

Cream together sugar and butter. Mix flour, salt, and baking soda together. Add dry ingredients together. Spread 3/4 of batter into a 9×13 greased dish. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Spread 12 ounce dollops of Bonne Maman Apricot Preserves* on top. Slice dried apricot pieces over jam mixture. Fill in with a tablespoon or two of Bonne Maman Orange Marmalade*. Crumble remaining batter on top. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup brown sugar. Bake 350* for 30-35 minutes. Cool slightly and cut into 24 squares. 
* Bonne Maman is a product of France. 

43 thoughts on “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter A

  1. Gail, those slices are just mouthwatering. πŸ™‚
    I love Bonne Maman’s gems and marmalade. Apricot is my daughter’s favorite. few days ago I bought the orange one. My thought was to use it in a dessert.
    Seems like a great idea. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  2. I love apricots, they always remind me of my childhood, we had a huge tree in the garden and we would eat the fruits straight from the tree, our dog even ate the ones that fell down :). This looks AMAZING!!! πŸ˜€


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