Chewy Almond Fruit Bars


These Chewy Almond Fruit Bars of goodness are so delicious!  Cake-like, yet dense and chewy like a Blondie, they are irresistible.  And they are so easy to make!  Use whatever preserves or fruit spread you have on hand!

4 large eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup melted butter (no substitutions)
2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
3 heaping Tablespoons all-fruit spread
Confectioner’s sugar

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and granulated sugar until the mixture reaches pale lemon-colored.  Beat in the flour and almond extract, scraping the sides the bowl.  Beat until smooth and thick!  Spread into a greased 13 inch x 9 inch baking pan.  Drop the fruit spread all over the dough in the pan and swirl with the tip of a knife.  Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack.  Dust with confectioner’s sugar and cut into bars.  Yield: 2 dozen chewy, scrumptious bars!



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