Sunday, April 10, 2011

Second Sunday: Dessert

You may have "heard" me mention before that our extended family gathers at my parents' house for lunch every second Sunday.  We've done this for about 18 years.  Typically, my mom provides the yummy meal, but every now and then she asks me or my sister to bring something.  This week, I'm taking dessert -- "Apriscotties" to be exact.

This recipe goes back to my days in high school Home Ec.  Our class was broken down into kitchen-groups, and each group had to prepare a recipe that nobody in the group had ever prepared.  One of our group members found this recipe in a pamphlet (if I'm remembering correctly).  We all enjoyed it.  Sometime after that when I prepared it at home, it was a hit too.  I've been making it ever since.

It's super easy, and you only need 7 ingredients.  I confess to being a little sentimental about this recipe --since it's history {in my family} begins with ME.

1-3/4 c. quick oats
1 c. flour
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 c. margarine
1 - 12 oz. jar apricot preserves

Grease and flour a 9" square or round pan.
Stir together oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and almond extract.
Cut in margarine until coarse crumbs form.
Press 3 cups of the mixture into prepared pan.
Spread with preserves, leaving 1/4" margin along sides.
Top with remaining crumbs.
Bake at 375F for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Enjoy!  -- and Happy Second Sunday!
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  1. Can't wait to try this recipe, I love this story and how it is about the new memories you are making with your family and and a memory from high school perfection. Thank you for sharing, you blessed me with this.

    Cha Cha

  2. I love to read through a recipe and see familiar ingredients. And, I love to see margarine used in a recipe, too. (Don't tell Paula Deen though!) These look easy and delicious! Thanks for linking up to A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday!


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