Apricot Almond Cream Cheese Bars

1
Paula Todora

By
@ptodora

Cream Cheese is one of my favorites, and the combination of almond and apricots with the cream cheese makes these one of my favorites.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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CRUST

1 1/4 c
flour
1/2 c
sugar
1/4 c
cold butter
4 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1 tsp
almond extract

FILLING

8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 c
sugar
1 large
egg
1 tsp
almond extract
1/2 c
apricot preserves
1/3 c
sliced almonds

GARNISH

1/4 c
powdered sugar

How to Make Apricot Almond Cream Cheese Bars

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • 2To make the crust add flour and 1/2 c. sugar to a medium size bowl; mix with a fork until blended. Add butter, 4 oz. of the cream cheese and 1 t. almond extract; mix with a fork until crumbles form. Reserve 1/2 c. crumbs for topping; set aside. Press remainder of crumbs onto bottom and halfway up sides of prepared pan, forming a crust; set aside while making filling.
  • 3In a large mixing bowl add 8 oz. of the cream cheese, 1/3 c. of the sugar, the egg and the 1 t. of the almond extract. Beat with a mixer at least 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Pour into prepared crust and dot cream cheese filling and apricot preserves. Top with reserved crumb mixture and then almonds.
  • 4Bake 40 minutes. Remove from oven and chill for 30 minutes. Cut into 8 equal bars; dust with powdered sugar.

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About Apricot Almond Cream Cheese Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: German




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