This recipe for Heavenly Apricot Cobbler Bars comes to us from the 1802 House Bed and Breakfast Inn at Kennebunkport, Maine. Guests rave about these aptly named delectable bars. The sweet and salty flavors of apricot and granola blend together for a delightful treat.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter at medium speed with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add sugars, salt, and almond extract, beating well. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups and level with a knife. Gradually add flour to the butter mixture; beat until moist. Remove one-third of the butter-flour mixture and set aside.
Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of an 8-inch-square baking dish. Bake 15 minutes, or until lightly golden. Gently spread preserves over warm crust. Combine reserved butter-flour mixture with granola; sprinkle over preserves. Bake 20 minutes longer, or until golden brown. Cool.