Apricot Jam Bars

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In need of a mid day snack to accompany that tall glass of refreshing ice tea? How about these apricot jam bars with sweet apricot puree sitting elegantly atop a light and crumbly coconut flour crust. The flavors of fresh coconut butter, apricots and vanilla will dance on the tongue and uplift the spirit. This recipe requires no dehydration at all, only a brief moment in the fridge to set. Coconut flour is available from a few different companies these days, but we highly recommend Coconut Secrets brand. EnJOY!

Ingredients

 

Crust:

1 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup alt milk

1/3 cup coconut oil, melted (more for greasing)

1/4 cup agave nectar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Filling:

2 cups dried apricot halves, soaked at least 4 hours

2 cups water

 

 

Instructions

 

1) Use coconut oil to grease an 8″ baking tray.

2) Combine all crust ingredients in a mixing bowl and completely combine. If you need to melt the coconut oil, you can float it in a small bowl within a larger bowl of hot water.

3) Once the batter is mixed, press it into the bottom of the baking tray.

4) Place all soaked apricots in a blender or food processor. Add enough of the soak water to form a thick but smooth paste – probably just over a cup.

5) When the apricots are fully blended, spread them evenly on top of the crust.

Refrigerate to set for a few hours.

 

Sayward RebhalAbout Sayward Rebhal

Bonzai! My name is Sayward Rebhal (sey-wurd reb-uhl), and I am a scientist, writer, and urban farmer extraordinaire. In 2007, after graduating with a degree in biology from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB, I relocated from sunny Southern California to the progressive playground of Portland, Oregon. I now enjoy all four seasons in the Pacific Northwest and spend my days in a tall skinny called HQ. Sharing HQ are my husband Damian, our two mutts Harley the Happy Dragon and Crash Bang Boom, our two hens Petunia Blue and Princess Sweetpea, and our newest (and cutest) resident, the wee Waits Rebhal. I like to keep my fingers (and toes!) in many pots, but these days my general interests revolve around the fusion of a cutting-edge urban lifestyle and a mindful, positive existence. Also, I seem to have an unnatural adoration of chickens. And Tom Waits. Bonzai Aphrodite was designed to foster a community of creative, intelligent, and like-minded individuals (that’s you guys!). This is a space for both information and inspiration, in a positive, encouraging, and inclusive environment. My goal is to prove that even the most delicious bits of life: the most decadent cuisine, the most elegant ensembles, the most lavish abodes, can be enjoyed while keeping the greater good in mind. So let’s all show the world how awesome it is to be.

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