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Almond Pie Bars

 Almond Pie Bars
"I love almonds, and they really shine in these chewy bars," enthuses field editor Pat Habiger of Spearsville, Kansas.
39 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • For the crust, combine flour and confectioners' sugar. Cut in butter
  • until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 13-in. x
  • 9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the sugar, almonds and flour;
  • stir in the remaining filling ingredients.
  • Pour over crust. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until center
  • is almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the
  • refrigerator. Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 167 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.