Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fruit and Almond Bars - Land O Lakes Recipe


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar


1 (7-ounce) tube almond paste
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cold LAND O LAKES® Butter, cut into pieces
1 (10- to 12-ounce) jar (1 cup) orange marmalade or strawberry spreadable fruit preserves
1/2 cup sliced almonds


2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all crust ingredients in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until edges are lightly 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 resembles 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.

Recipe Tip

Almond paste is made from finely ground sweet almonds and sugar. It can be purchased in tubes or cans in the baking aisle of your grocery store. Often it will be located near the canned pie fillings.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 130

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 35mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #12716©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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