Apricot Almond Bars

Apricot Almond Bars Recipe

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A Danish treat that everyone will love

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Serves:
makes 24-30 bars
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CRUST

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    confectioner's sugar
  • 3/4 c
    butter
  • TOPPING

  • 3/4 c
    apricot preserves
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 1 c
    confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1/2 c
    slivered almonds, toasted

How to Make Apricot Almond Bars

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with aluminum foil, extending the foil over the long sides of the pan. Lightly spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the flour, confectioner's sugar and butter in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into the baking pan, pressing about 1/2 inch up the sides. Bake 15-20 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
  3. While the crust is baking, toast the almonds. Place the almonds on a small baking dish and bake about 8 minutes (watch carefully). Beat egg whites with a whisk until foamy. Beat in the confectioner's sugar and almond extract.
  4. Spread the apricot preserves over the crust. Spoon the egg white mixture over the preserves without covering the preserves completely. Sprinkle with almonds.
  5. Bake 15-18 minutes or until the topping is golden brown. Run a metal spatula along the short sides of the pan to loosen the pastry. Cool completely on a wire cooling rack. Using the foil, life the pastry from the pan and cut into 24 bars. To cut diamonds, cut lengthwise into 6 strips. Make parallel diagonal cuts on each strip to form diamonds.

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About Apricot Almond Bars

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Scandinavian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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