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Strawberry Bars

Posted in : Desserts on by : Daphne


1 cup butter or margarine, softened1 1/2 cups sugar2 eggs1 tsp grated lemon peel3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup slivered almonds, chopped1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt1 (12 oz) jar strawberry preserves


In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon peel. Combine 3 cups flour, almonds, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (do not over mix).
Set aside 1 cup of dough. Press the remaining dough into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Spread preserves to within 1/4 in. of edges. Combine the reserved dough with the remaining flour; sprinkle over preserves. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars.