Dutch Almond Bars
At Christmastime, these delicious bars, made with almond paste, are traditionally decorated with candied cherries, baked in a round pan and served in wedges.
1 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup almond paste
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 large egg, separated
1/4 cup almonds, sliced
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease 8x8x2-inch baking pan*. Set aside.
- In large bowl mix butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk, almond paste and almond extract, beating until mixed. Stir in flour until well mixed. Press into prepared baking pan.
- Beat egg white until foamy and brush over dough. Sprinkle with almonds and bake for 30 minutes. Cool on wire rack and cut into bars.
Makes 12 bars.
*Or use a greased 9-inch round cake pan. Cut in wedges to serve.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): 320.9 calories; 53% calories from fat; 19.6g total fat; 58.3mg cholesterol; 116.1mg sodium; 76.3mg potassium; 33.3g carbohydrates; 1.2g fiber; 16.1g sugar; 32.1g net carbs; 4.1g protein.