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Almond Bars

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped (blanched)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Egg yolk 1
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (sifted)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon peel 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Egg white 1 , slightly beaten
Directions

Combine the sugar and almonds.
Remove and set aside 1/2 cup.
Cream the shortening with the remaining sugar-almond mixture.
Beat in the egg, then the egg yolk; beat well.
Add the flour, lemon juice, and peel; mix thoroughly.
Spread the mixture in a greased 8-inch square baking pan.
Brush the top with the egg white.
Sprinkle with the reserved sugar-almond mixture.
Bake in a 325° oven for 30 minutes.
Cool slightly, then cut into 2 x 1-inch bars.
Cool completely before removing from the pan.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Party

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2709 Calories from Fat 1589

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 183 g282.1%

Saturated Fat 34.1 g170.6%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 396.6 mg132.2%

Sodium 133.8 mg5.6%

Total Carbohydrates 230 g76.5%

Dietary Fiber 21.4 g85.6%

Sugars 107.1 g

Protein 55 g110.4%

Vitamin A 9.3% Vitamin C 22.2%

Calcium 45.4% Iron 70%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Almond Bars Recipe