These rosemary apricot bars are full of amazing flavor.
You can use anywhere from 1-2 teaspoons of rosemary, depending on how subtle or strong you want the flavor to be. 1 1/2 teaspoons is a happy medium.
How to Omit The Alcohol
: The wine and brandy add a wonderful flavor to the filling, but you can omit them. Simply replace them with equal parts water (so 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons) so there's enough liquid to reconstitute the dried apricots.
: You can optionally break this recipe up over a few days. The rosemary shortbread layer can sit for 1-2 days at room temperature after baking. You can also prepare the apricot filling and topping 1-2 days beforehand. Store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Adapted from David Lebovitz