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Fruit and Almond Bars Recipe

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Added: Monday, October 31, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Topping:
Crust:
1 (7 oz.) tube almond paste
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter, cut into pieces
Glaze:
1 jar orange marmalade or strawberry preserves
2/3 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. sliced almonds
1 to 2 tbsp. milk

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all crust ingredients in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press crumb mixture onto bottome of ungreased baking pan. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until edges are lighlty browned.

Meanwhile, crumble almond paste into same bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup flour and 1/4 cup sugar. Cut in 1/4 cup butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resmebles coarse crumbs; set aside. Spoon orange marmalade evenly over hot, partially baked crust. Sprinkle almond paste mixture over marmalade. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Cool completely.

Place powdered sugar in small bowl. Stir in enough milk for desired glazing consistency. Drizzle over cooled bars.

 

 

 

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