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Almond Fruit Squares

 Almond Fruit Squares
These sweet squares are easy to fix, thanks to the refrigerated crescent roll dough that serves as the crust!
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup almond paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup halved green grapes
  • 2 kiwifruit, peeled, quartered and sliced
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves, warmed
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • Unroll crescent dough and separate into eight rectangles. Place in an
  • ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Press onto bottom and
  • up sides; seal seams and perforations. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon
  • sugar.
  • Bake at 375° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. In a
  • large bowl, beat the cream cheese, almond paste, extract and
  • remaining sugar until smooth. Spread over crust. Top with fruit.
  • Brush with preserves; sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 215 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.