Aprlcot almond bars

Yield: 36 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup All-purpose flour
¾ cup Confectioner's sugar
½ cup Butter or margarine --
1 each Egg -- lightly beaten
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Apricot preserves
1 tablespoon Butter or margarine --
¼ cup Shortening
½ Teaspbon
1 cup Sliced almonds
Vanilla extract



In a mixing bowl, beat flour, sugar, butter and shortening. Pat into the boftom and ½ in. up the sides of an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350" for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. For topping, beat egg, sugar, preserves, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth. Spread over hot crust. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 350 deg. for 15-20 minutes. Cool. Yield: 2½ - 3 dozen.

Recipe By : Taste of Home

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