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Apricot Coconut Crumble Bars

Apricot Coconut Crumble Bars. NEW VIDEO ADDED! A twist on a lemon version of the same cookie bars but could easily be made with any jam filling you prefer.

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Apricot Coconut Crumble Bars

I love all kinds of crumble bar cookies and there are many others to be found here on Rock Recipes. With apricot, my favourite fruit filling being the star of the show though, this one has to be at the top of my favourites list.

Apricot Coconut Crumble Bars on a serving plate with tea and votive candles in background

Apricot Coconut Crumble Bars

This versatile recipe can use practically any fruit jam or compote for the filling. As an added bonus freezes very well too.

Just get them into the freezer immediately after they cool completely. This will preserve  their freshness and prevent the inevitable overindulgence that will follow. 😉

Desiccated coconut in white ceramic bowl.

Fine cut dried (desiccated) unsweetened coconut is the type to use in this recipe.

Perhaps it’s the appealing photo that accounts for its popularity. Or perhaps there are a lot of other apricot lovers like me out there but this recipe has become one of our most popular cookie bars ever on Rock Recipes. T

hat’s something, considering there are over 200 cookie recipes on site. 

Dried apricots for Apricot Coconut Cookie Bars shown in white ramekin.

Dried apricots for Apricot Coconut Cookie Bars

Every year during the lead up to the Holiday baking season, this recipe always sees an upsurge in hits on the website. You’ll want to add them to you Christmas cookie list for sure, especially since they freeze so well, like I mentioned earlier.

Apricot Jam in a clear glass jar.

In pinch, you can use a good quality apricot jam for the filling.

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Yield: 36 cookie bars

Apricot Coconut Crumble Bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Apricot Coconut Crumble Bars – a buttery coconut crumble bar with a delicious apricot compote filling. Freezes quite well too.

Ingredients

FOR THE COCONUT CRUMBLE

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups dried coconut, , medium cut
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup butter, , cut in small pieces

FOR THE APRICOT FILLING

  • 3 cups chopped dried apricots, , (finely diced before measuring)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups boiling water

Instructions

TO MAKE THE CRUMBLE

  1. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, coconut and salt.
  2. Using your hands or a pastry blender cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the it is completely incorporated and the mixture resembles a coarse crumbly meal.
  3. Press half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch well greased baking pan. 
  4. Pour and spread the apricot filling evenly over the bottom crumbs. 
  5. Gently sprinkle the remaining crumbs over the apricot filling and press down gently.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until light golden brown in color. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares and serving.

TO MAKE THE APRICOT FILLING

  1. Simmer the chopped apricots, sugar and water until the apricots are softened and the mixture comes to a jam-like consistency. 
  2. Alternatively, you can use a good quality apricot jam. You will need about 2½ cups.

Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 156Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 14mgSodium 69mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 1g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Sue

Saturday 7th of August 2021

How would I adjust for fresh apricots? Thanks!

Connie

Monday 10th of May 2021

I am making these as I speak for my spouse's Ramadan gathering. Also we had a lady that would bring us a platter of cookies at Christmas time where I work and she always had these yummy apricot bars mixed in the platter!!! I couldn't stop at just one lol These are delicious!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!

Pat Smith

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

Good morning, if using jam will you need to cut the sugar down in the filling process

Radhika Naidoo

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

This recipe us so easy to follow.Im going to make it.Thank you

Eileen

Monday 15th of February 2021

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