Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Apricot Coconut Squares

Here’s a sweet treat to pack for a day hike, a picnic lunch, or a sew-in at your quilt guild. The apricot and coconut is a yummy combination, but we think it would be tasty with other flavors of preserves, as well.

The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.

Apricot Coconut Squares

2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 (12-ounce) jar apricot preserves

Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine the flour, salt and sugar in a bowl and mix well. Add the butter and mix with a fork until crumbly. Add the egg and the vanilla, mixing well. Stir in the coconut and nuts. Press about 3/4 of the mixture over the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ baking pan. Spread the preserves evenly over the coconut layer. Sprinkle the remaining coconut mixture over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool and cut into squares.

Yield: 35 squares

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  2. Comming to New Hampshire in September with the Patchworks and Quilting Tours ca you tell use what the weather could be like and will you still have some bargings left. I have just looked at the pictures of your sale day it lookes like you all had a great time.Se you in September.

    1. The weather will depend on when in September you come. Early September is usually still like summer, and can be anywhere from 70-80°+. Mid to late September will start to get cooler, with daytime temps around 60-70°. It can really vary from year to year, so your best bet would be to check the forecast before you come; our zip code is 03226.

      We did have a fabulous time at our Summer Sale! Don’t worry though, we do have a room we call the KQ Outlet that has lots of sale fabrics, books, etc. Hope you have a great trip, and we look forward to seeing you!


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