Apple brazil nut squares

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Flour
3 tablespoons Sugar
¾ cup Butter or margarine; cut up
1 Egg; slightly beaten
1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons Water; iced
6 Egg yolks
¾ cup Sugar
⅛ teaspoon Salt
¾ cup Brazil nuts -OR- almonds; pulverized
⅓ cup Dark -OR- light raisins
3 cups Tart appples; shredded about 3 large
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
6 tablespoons Apricot jam
6 tablespoons Butter or margarine; melted
Slightly sweetened whipped cream
Toasted slivered almonds





Mix flour and sugar in bowl. Cut butter into mixture until pieces are the size of peas. Blend the egg, lemon juice and 3 tbls water. Sprinkle over the dry ingredients. Toss with fork until four is moistened. Press into a ball. Add last tbls of water if needed. Roll pastry into a 9x13" baking pan, building the edge up about 1". In small bowl, beat egg yolks until fluffy. Add sugar and salt. Beat at high speed until thick and lemon colored. Blend in the nuts and raisins. Fold in the appples and cinnamon.

Spread apricot jam over the pastry. Top with apple-nut mixture. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Drizzle with melted butter. Return to oven. Bake 15-20 minutes longer until top is golden. Cut into squares.

Serve warm with slightly sweetened whipped cream and garnished with almonds.

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