I have wanted to make apricot bars for some time now. I have never made them before. I knew that I wanted the bars to be simple and I wanted to use jam. So I went looking on the net, and found this recipe at Cooking with Amy. For the jam I used apricot pineapple. These bars are very good and I believe they will taste just as good with any jam you use.
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup fruit jam or preserves (strawberry or cherry are good)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in the butter, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.