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Incredible Fruit And Cream Bars

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  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs), unbleached
  Finely chopped hazelnuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Margarine/Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce, softened (1 Package)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Egg 1
  Seedless raspberry jam/Red current jelly 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), melted
  Powdered sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Unsweetened cocoa 1 Tablespoon
  Milk 4 Teaspoon

Heat oven to 350°F.
Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.
In medium bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar and hazelnuts; mix well.
With pastry blender or fork, cut in margarine until crumbly.
Press in bottom of ungreased 9 inch square pan.
Bake at 350°F. for 10 minutes.
In small bowl, combine cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and egg; beat until smooth.
Spread over partially baked crust.
Spoon melted jam over filling; swirl with knife.
Return to oven; bake an additional 18 to 20 minutes or until filling is set.
Cool completely.
In small bowl, combine all glaze ingredients, adding enough milk for desired glaze consistency; blend well.
Drizzle over filling.
Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
Cut into bars.
Store in refrigerator.

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