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May 28, 2010

Cherry Almond Bars

Cherry Almond Bars


Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 1/2Cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1/4Cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/8Tsp. salt
6Tbsps. Crisco® Puritan Canola Oil with Omega-3 DHA
2Tsps. water
1/2Tsp. almond extract
3/4Cup Smucker's® Cherry Sugar Free Preserves or Smucker's® Cherry Preserves
1/2Cup chopped almonds
1/4Cup brown sugar
2Tbsps. Crisco® Puritan Canola Oi


HEAT oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of 8 x 8-inch pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Coat lightly with no-stick cooking spray.
STIR together flour, brown sugar and salt until mixed. Add oil, water and almond extract. Combine with fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pat evenly in bottom of prepared pan.
BAKE 15 minutes.
SPREAD preserves evenly over warm crust. Mix almonds, brown sugar and oil until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over top of preserves.
BAKE 20 minutes. Cool completely. Lift out of pan using foil. Cut into 16 bars. Store in refrigerator.