I was skeptical of all these ingredients together, but absolutely loved it! I followed the recipe exactly and froze half. Both parties gave it rave reviews!
I wanted to give these a try but didn't have apricots, pistachios or apricot jam, so I substituted dried cranberries, almonds and used orange marmalade between the layers ( I also used bittersweet chocolate chips) and they were fabulous. I may never try the the apricot version.
After reading the reviews that said how great these bars were i had to try them. I did use a fruit preserve that sweetened with fruit juice because i find that the high sugar jams are way too sweet. Even with that change these were just way too sweet for my taste( and i love baked goods). Maybe it was the apricots don't think i will add this one to my repetoire.
Decadent, need not say more
These are DELICIOUS! Nice & crunchy if you let them cool completely before slicing. Also the flavors are refreashing in the summer heat when your looking for a lighter sweet treat. Yum!
These are amazing. I made them with whole wheat pastry flour and cut the sugar a bit and used sugar free preserves to eliminate some guilt and they are still fantastic.
I have been making these bars since they appeared in the 2003 issue,that's 5 very satisfied years. The taste is so familiar to a hungarian torte/cookie that my mother made only once,eventhough I asked (pleaded) every year. They assemble so easy and freeze beautifully!!