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Apricot Almond Bars

Type: Fruit
Courses: Dessert, Snacks
Serves: 30 people
Cooking Time: 18 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 cups 93g / 3.3ozFlour
3/4   Confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozButter or margarine - softened
1/4 cup 49g / 1.7ozShortening
1   Egg - lightly beaten
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozSugar
1/2 cup 118mlApricot preserves
1 tablespoon 15mlButter or margarine - softened
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlVanilla
1 cup 93g / 3.3ozSliced almonds

Recipe Instructions

In a mixing bowl, beat flour, sugar, butter and shortening. Pat into bottom and 1/2" up the sides of an ungreased 13x9x2" baking pan.

Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. For topping, beat egg, sugar, preserve, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth. Spread over hot crust. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 350F. for 15-20 minutes. Cool.

Taste of Home, Dec/Jan '94, p. 23


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