Almond After-Dinner Bars
Delicious almond bars from Nancy Fuller of Farmhouse Rules!
1½ sticks unsalted butter, softened
large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
strawberry rhubarb jam
or jam of your choice
Line an 8-inch- square baking pan with foil, with an overhang on two sides for gripping and removing the bars after baking.
In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg, yolk, and almond extract and beat until smooth.
Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix on low just until the dough comes together.
Flour your fingers and press about two-thirds of the dough into the prepared pan.
Put the crust and remaining dough in the refrigerator to chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, stir together the jam and amaretto.
Spread over the chilled crust, leaving a ½-inch border.
Sprinkle the almonds over the top, then crumble the remaining dough over the almonds. Bake until the jam is bubbly and the topping is golden brown, about 35 minutes.
Cool in the pan on a rack. Use the foil to lift the whole thing from the pan and cut into 12 squares.
Recipe from FARMHOUSE RULES by Nancy Fuller. Copyright © 2015 by Fuller Farmer LLC. Used with permission by Grand Central Life & Style. All rights reserved. Photo by Jamie Prescott.