Cherry Apricot Crumb Bars

Cherry Apricot Crumb Bars

This Cherry Apricot Crumb Bars recipe is great to have on hand for when you need to whip up a sweet treat but are short on time. 

Cherry Apricot Crumb Bars
 
Makes about 18
Ingredients
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • ⅔ cup chopped dried apricots
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, letting excess extend over sides of pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Stir in melted butter until well combined. Reserve 1 cup mixture; press remaining mixture into bottom of prepared pan.
  3. Bake until crust is set, 12 to 14 minutes. Leave oven on.
  4. Spread pie filling onto crust, and sprinkle with apricots. Sprinkle with reserved 1 cup oat mixture.
  5. Bake until lightly browned and bubbly, about 30 minutes more. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Using excess foil as handles, remove from pan before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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