Time once again for the Baked Sunday Mornings challenge. This group is baking it's way through Baked Explorations, the second amazing cook book by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. This month's offering are these sophisticated apricot bars. When reading the recipe, I wasn't really sure how rosemary and apricot would get along together...I love them both so I forged ahead.
Each step was not difficult but the apricot filling was very time intensive...but I think you could prepare both the crust and filling ahead of time if need be. The bars baked up and cut nicely.
The flavors truly compliment each other perfectly, the rosemary shortbread is fabulous on its own, with the sweet-tangy apricot filling and the buttery nutty crumb topping it a very tasty unique recipe and one that should be added to everyone's collection. For the recipe, and a look at what the other Baked participants did click here.
Happy Fathers Day!