If you love apricots, and I mean really love apricots, you will probably like this recipe. In this case, though, we're talking about dried apricots. So, are you crazy about dried apricots? I'll give you a moment to think about it . . .
Yes? Well, okay then. Feel free to proceed.
Coming to us from Marcy Goldman's 2007 book, A Passion for Baking, these bars are stuffed full of dried apricots that have been simmered with sugar and citrus juices, and then pureed. The fruit is spread over a layer of partially-baked dough, then another of layer of the same dough--which is first frozen and then shredded with a grater--is sprinkled atop that. Baked until glowing and lightly golden, the whole thing is crowned, once cooled, with a perky dusting of confectioners' sugar. And there you have it--big, bright, apricot bars.