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Almond Pie Bars Recipe

"I love almonds, and they really shine in these chewy bars," enthuses field editor Pat Habiger of Spearsville, Kansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:39 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.

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.