Pioneer Woman Apricot Bars Kissed by Japanese Yuzu #GlutenFree

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Japanese yuzu - the citrus cousin of lemons and limes perks up even the most delicious of desserts. Including the Pioneer Woman's farm fresh fruit bars baked with brown sugar and heart-healthy oats. 

  • 3 cups Flour (1-to1 Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Baking Flour is a heaven-sent gift for wheat-sensitive loved ones)
  • 3 cups Oats
  • 2 cups Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoos Baking Powder
  • 3 pinches of Kosher Salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks Salted Butter, Cut Into Pieces
  • Zest of 1 Japanese yuzu (or lemon)
  • 1 jar (10-12 Ounce) Apricot Preserves
  • 1 jar (10-12 Once) Raspberry Preserves

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients except the butter and jam.
  2. Cut in the pats of butter with a pastry blender...or your clean fingers!
  3. Divide half of the mixture between 2 buttered 8 x 8 pans. Press firmly down.
  4. Slather one with apricot jam, the other with raspberry jam.
  5. Crumble the remaining mixture on top of the 2 pans.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 42 ~ 43 minutes, rotating halfway through.