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Cherry Almond Bars

Food Network Canada
YIELDS
8 servings
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Ingredients

Crust

½
cup unsalted butter, room temperature
¼
cup icing sugar
1
dash dash of almond extract
½
tsp vanilla extract
1 ¼
cup all purpose flour
2
Tbsp ground almond
¼
tsp salt

Filling

1
cup cherry jam
½
tsp cinnamon
2
Tbsp sugar
1
Tbsp milk
1
cup sliced almonds
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease and line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

Cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Add both extracts and blend in.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, blend flour, ground almonds and salt. Add to butter mixture and blend (will be crumbly). Press crust into pan with fingers.

Step 4

Bake for 18-20 minutes, until just brown around the edge of the pan. Allow to cool.

Step 5

Stir together cherry jam and cinnamon and spread over surface of cooled crust.

Step 6

Heat together sugar and milk until sugar is dissolved. Pour over sliced almonds and toss to coat. Spread almonds over cherry filling.

Step 7

Bake for 15-18 minutes, until almonds turn golden brown.

Step 8

Cool completely before slicing.

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