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Strawberry Marzipan Bars
1 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup strawberry preserves
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.
Crumb Mixture: In 1 1/2-quart mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and butter. Beat at low speed for 1 to 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl often, until mixture is crumbly.
Press into prepared pan.
Bake near center of oven 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Filling: In same 1 1/2-quart mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, butter, salt and almond extract. Beat at low speed for 1 to 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl often, until well mixed; set aside.
Spread preserves within 1/2 inch from edge of hot crust.
Sprinkle reserved filling ingredients over preserves.
Return to oven; bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until edges are lightly browned.
Glaze: In small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, milk and almond extract. Stir until smooth.
Cool bars completely.
Drizzle glaze over cooled bars.
Cut into bars.
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