APPLE-APRICOT BARS
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 10 to 12
  • Servings: 30
  • - 3/4 cup chopped dried apples
  • - 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • - 5-1/4 teaspoons Equal for Recipes
  • or 18 packets Equal sweetener, divided
  • - 1 cup water
  • - 5 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • - 1 egg
  • - 2 egg whites
  • - 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • - 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • - 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • - Fat-free Milk
DIRECTIONS
  1. Heat apples, apricots, 3-1/2 t. Equal for Recipes,& water to boiling in sm-sauce-pan.; reduce heat & simmer, uncovered, til fruit is tender & water is absorbed, about 10 min.
  2. Process mixture in food processor or blender til smooth; cool.
  3. Beat margarine & remaining 1-3/4 t. Equal for Recipes in medium bowl until fluffy; beat in egg, egg whites, & vanilla.
  4. Mix in combined flour, baking soda, and salt. Divide dough into 4 equal parts; roll each into a log abou 5 inches long.
  5. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, about 2 hrs. Roll 1 piece dough on floured surface into rectangle 12x4".
  6. Spread ¼ of the fruit filling along a 1-1/2" strip in center of dough.
  7. Fold sides of dough over filling, pressing edges to seal.
  8. Cut filled dough in half and place seam side down on greased cookie sheet.
  9. Repeat with remaining dough and fruit filling. Brush top of dough lightly with milk; bake at 400° until lightly browned, 10-12 min.
  10. Remove from pan and cool on wire racks; cut into 1-1/2 inch bars.
  11. Store in airtight container.