California Gold Bars
From Linda Larsen,Your Guide to Busy Cooks.

These rich bars are not too sweet, and have a wonderfully complex flavor for
such a simple recipe. The recipe has been in my family for years. I don't
remember where we first found it - it's that old!

Prep Time : 25min
Cook Time : 45min
Type of Prep : Bake
Cuisine : U.S. Regional
Occasion : Back to School, Christmas, New Year's, Party, Potluck


a.. 1 cup brown sugar
b.. 1 cup butter, softened
c.. 1 egg
d.. 1 tsp. vanilla
e.. 1-1/3 cups flour
f.. 1 cup chopped walnuts

g.. 1/2 cup apricot jam

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat together the brown sugar, butter, egg and
vanilla in large bowl until smooth and creamy. Stir in flour and nuts. Spread
half the batter evenly in a 9" square pan. Spread apricot jam over the batter.
Cover with the remaining batter. Bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes until
light brown and set. Cool and cut into bars. 16 bars