Awesome Apricot Bars (Microwave)

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"I got the idea for these from Derf's wonderful Date Raisin Squares - Microwave recipe#8545. I had an abundance of fresh apriums from my tree to use up, and also thought coconut would be a great addition to the crust. These turned out sooooo Yummy! My oven is broken, but I don't even miss it with these, you can't tell they were made in the microwave. It's the perfect recipe for Summertime!"

Original is 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (70.3 g)
  • Calories 211.3
  • Total Fat - 11 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 16.5 mg
  • Sodium - 156.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 21.8 g
  • Protein - 1.4 g
  • Calcium - 17.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Cut in butter and coconut oil until it is crumbly.

Step 2

Press half of the crumbles into the bottom of the baking dish.

Step 3

Smooth apricot preserves over pressed crumbles.

Step 4

Top with remaining crumbles.

Step 5

Microwave on high for 9-12 minutes (1200 watt). *Turn every 3 minutes if your microwave doesn't have a turn table.

Step 6

Remove from microwave, cover with foil, and let sit on counter for 10 minutes.

Step 7

Uncover, cool, and cut into wedges or squares.


  • Microwave
  • 8-9 inch round or square microwavable baking dish
  • Aluminum foil

1 Reviews


I love this recipe so much, I tried it with fresh peaches and fresh rhubarb! Shared with my mom. So nice on hot days to be able to make a "baked" goody! Thanks T for sharing this recipe! Sorry, it wasn't made with apricots, but this way others can see how easy it is to switch it up! Next I want to try strawberries!


review by:
(10 Jul 2013)

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