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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Apricot Orange Crumb Bars - Mabrousheh (Vegan)

If you need a fast and quick dessert recipe for a special occasion or holiday (like, Eid!), this recipe is it!  Nothing can go wrong with a beautiful crumb top, apricot jam, orange zest, and a lightly sweet pastry dough.  Go for it, my friends!  


1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 "Flax Egg"
  • 1 tablespoons flax seed meal
  • 3 tablespoons water
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup apricot jam (normal or sugar-free)
Powdered sugar for sprinkling on top


Following these instructions exactly will provide the best results.

1. In a bowl, prepare your flax egg by combining the flax seed meal with water.  Let sit for five minutes.
2. In a mixing bowl, mix the sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, orange zest, and flax egg.  The mixture should be well beaten.
3. Add the flour  and baking powder and mix with your hands or a spatula until a thick dough forms.
4. Roll 1/3 of the dough into a ball, wrap in saran wrap, and freeze for 10 minutes.
5. On a greased 8x8 pan or an 8x8 pan with parchment paper, spread the remaining 2/3 of the dough evenly throughout the pan.  Make sure the dough is spread into a smooth and thin layer.  
6. Spread the apricot jam evenly over the thin layer of dough in the pan.  Make sure that the jam does not touch the sides of the pan.
7. Remove the reserved 1/3 of the dough from the freezer.  Evenly grate the dough over the top of the apricot jam so that you get a streusel-like look.
8. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.  For the last 5 of those 35 minutes, use the broil function of your oven to ensure that you get a slightly golden crumble on top  (watch the bars carefully so that they don't burn!).  
9. Remove the bars from the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes.  Sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the bars and cut into squares.
10.  Enjoy!  If you have any leftovers, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


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