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Glazed Lebkuchen

 Glazed Lebkuchen
Honey and spices give great flavor to these cake-like bars topped with a thin sugar glaze. They're especially popular around the holidays.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 cup chopped slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped citron
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped candied lemon peel
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons hot milk or water
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Candied cherries and additional citron

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring honey to a boil. Remove from the heat;
  • cool to room temperature. Meanwhile in a large bowl, beat honey and
  • sugars until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after
  • each addition. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves and
  • allspice; gradually add to honey mixture. Stir in the nuts, citron

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Glazed Lebkuchen (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • and lemon peel (mixture will be thick).
  • Press into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at
  • 350° for 20-28 minutes or until top springs back when lightly
  • touched.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk
  • and vanilla. Spread over bars while warm. Immediately cut into bars.
  • Decorate with cherries and citron. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  • Yield: about 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 181 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.