Sunday, June 19, 2011
BAKED Sunday Mornings (afternoon?): Rosemary Apricot Squares
Sorry these were so late. We have been doing a lot of traveling and I lost track of the schedule. However, when I saw both dried apricots and pecans in the farmer's market this morning, I knew I had to whip them up this afternoon.
These delicious bars were one of the first things I was interested in making when I picked up Baked Explorations. Something about the combination of apricot and rosemary sounded both intriguing and delicious. And I am always looking for non-chocolate desserts that I think my husband will like. Well it is too bad he is away, because he would have loved these. The flavor combination is really original and they have a great combination of a little sweet, a little tart and a little savory. The rosemary is not overpowering in any way, and it contributes more to the smell of the bars than the taste.
I am glad that I didn't read the whole recipe before I made these, because I might have been scared off by all the steps. Although there are a lot of dirty dishes in my sink at the moment, it was worth it. There are a lot of steps, so you have to give yourself some time (read the recipe first!) but you can walk away and do something else while the filling is simmering and while the crust is chilling and baking, so it is not so bad. If you are looking for something a little different to serve for dessert (or breakfast) look no further than these bars!
You can find the recipe here, along with all the other bakers of Baked Sunday Mornings.