Apricot bars, like all fruit bars, are not only delicious, they are also quick and easy to put together. All you need to do is to cook down some fruit, in this case fresh apricots, and to prepare a crumble, which will serve as the crust and topping for the apricot squares.
Remove the pits from the apricots, cut each half into 4 pieces and place in a small pan.
Split the vanilla pod down its length and scrape out the seeds with a knife. Add the vanilla seeds, vanilla pods, lemon juice and granulated sugar to the pan and cook on a medium heat for about 10 minutes.