No fresh apricots? No problem. This easy-to-make slab pie uses canned apricot halves—and it's simply delicious!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 15 servings
2 cups flour, divided
1 cup cold butter, divided
6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
4 cans (15.2 oz. each) apricot halves in heavy syrup, undrained
3 Tbsp. MINUTE Tapioca
1 tsp. almond extract
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup PLANTERS Sliced Almonds
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Let's Make It
Place 1-1/2 cups flour in large bowl. Cut 3/4 cup butter into small cubes. Add to flour with cream cheese; cut with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Shape dough into ball; cut in half. Flatten each half into disk; wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Place 1 disk between 2 lightly floured sheets of waxed paper; roll into 11x8-inch rectangle. Repeat with remaining dough, using 2 additional sheets of waxed paper. Place dough rectangles, with long sides together, on work surface. Discard top sheets of waxed paper. Spray 15x10x3/4-inch pan with cooking spray; invert over dough. Flip pan, holding pan and both pieces of dough together. Remove and discard waxed paper. Gently press dough onto bottom and up sides of pan, pinching seam together in center to seal.
Heat oven to 400ºF. Drain apricots, reserving 1 cup syrup; place apricots in medium bowl. Add tapioca, extract and reserved syrup; mix lightly. Spoon into crust. Combine sugar, nuts and remaining flour in medium bowl. Cube remaining butter; cut into sugar mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over apricot mixture.
Bake 40 min. or until crust is lightly browned, and apricot mixture is hot and bubbly. Cool before cutting into bars.
This golden fruit pie makes enough to feed a crowd so it's the perfect dessert to serve at your next gathering of friends or family.
Prepare using canned sliced peaches.
Cover edge of pie crust with strip of foil for the last 15 min. of the baking time to prevent it from browning too much.
How to Use Remaining Cream Cheese from Package
Soften remaining cream cheese; mix with 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp. milk until blended. Drizzle over cooled dessert before cutting into bars.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 38g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.