I used a 7x11 pan which was the perfect size and water instead of juice and raspberry preserves instead of apricot but it still turned out excellent
From EatingWell: July/August 1995
These pretty streusel-topped bars are quick to make and easy to transport. Made with unsweetened apricot preserves, they are a good source of potassium and beta carotene.
9 Reviews for Apricot-Oatmeal Bars
so easy, very delicious. i added walnuts to the top and served with vanilla ice cream. i will definitely make again, maybe next time with a reduced sugar apricot preserves- it was a little too sweet for me and i don't think i would miss anything.
Wonderful taste, easy to make and most of the ingredients I already had on hand. I added a few chopped walnuts to the topping which gave it an added crunch. I used an 8 x 8 pan but cooked them for 40 minutes at 350 degrees to allow for the thicker bar. I will definitely be making these again and maybe next time I will try substituting strawberry preserves for the apricot.
Incredibly delicious and easy! I recommend an 8 by 8 or 9 by 9 pan. I tried using the larger size the first time but some bars were too skinny and I couldn't make it all the way to the edge of the pan with the crumb mixture. They are uniform in the smaller size. I saw a review before recommending keeping the apricot preserves from extending to the edge where they can stick and burn so I stay about half an inch from the edge. I substitute apple cider for the apple juice.