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    Almond Fruit Bars

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    Almond Fruit Bars

    Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart 
    Makes 16-18 bars

    Ingredients

    1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp baking powder
    1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
    1 tsp vanilla bean paste
    1 large egg yolk
    3/4 cup sliced almonds
    3/4 cup fruit jam (I used Cherry Plum)

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch square baking dish. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.

    In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugars and vanilla bean paste on high speed until light and fluffy; beat in egg yolk. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture. Stir in almonds.

    In a small bowl, whisk jam to loosen. (Stirring the jam with a fork or a whisk will enable it to spread smoothly over the dough.) Gently press half of dough into bottom of prepared dish. With the back of a spoon, gently spread jam over dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border so the jam doesn’t stick to the sides of the pan. Sprinkle remaining dough over top all the way to the edges; press gently to form top layer.

    Bake until top is golden, 25 to 30 minutes; cool completely in dish. Cut into bars with a serrated knife.

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  • Comments

    1. Purabi Naha on November 2, 2011

      These look real yummy and something I am going to try very soon! Thanks for the recipe!

      • Ginny on November 2, 2011

        I’m glad that you liked it. Let me know how they turn out.

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