Vienna Bars

Serves: 32
Total Calories: 114


2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups almonds ground blanched
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon peels grated
1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs large, beaten
1/2 cup red raspberry preserves or strawberry preserves
1/4 cup red currant jelly


Preheat oven to 350°.

In a large bowl, mix flour, almonds, sugar, lemon rind, cinnamon, and salt. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add eggs and toss with a fork until mixture is evenly moistened and holds together. Press 1 1/2 cups of the mixture into the bottom and 1/4 inch up sides of an 8- or 9-inch square baking dish.

Spread preserves evenly over pastry in dish. On a lightly floured surface, roll remaining pastry mixture to 1/4 -inch thickness. Cut into 1/2 -inch strips. Arrange a lattice of diagonal strips over top. Press strips and bottom layer of pastry together at edges.

Bake 40 minutes or until pastry is lightly browned. Place dish on a wire rack.

In a small saucepan over low heat, stir jelly until melted and smooth. With a pastry brush, spread jelly over top of baked mixture. Cool before cutting into bars.

Store loosely covered in a cool place.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 32
Total Calories: 114
Calories from Fat: 50

This Vienna Bars recipe is from the Favorite Cookie Bars Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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