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Apple Brazil Nut Squares

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Servings: 12
Categories: Bars / Desserts / Nuts

Ingredients:
    -----PATTI - VDRJ67A-----
    -----PASTRY-----
2  cups  Flour
3  tablespoons  Sugar
3/4  cup  Butter or margarine, cut up
1    Egg, slightly beaten
1  tablespoon  Fresh lemon juice
4  tablespoons  Water, iced
    -----FILLING-----
6    Egg yolks
3/4  cup  Sugar
1/8  teaspoon  Salt
3/4  cup  Brazil nuts -OR- almonds, pulverized
1/3  cup  Dark -OR- light raisins
3  cups  Tart appples, shredded
    about 3 large
1/2  teaspoon  Cinnamon
6  tablespoons  Apricot jam
6  tablespoons  Butter or margarine, melted
    -----SERVE WITH-----
    Slightly sweetened whipped, cream
    Toasted slivered almonds

Directions:
Mix flour and sugar in bowl. Cut butter into mixture until pieces are the size of peas. Blend the egg, lemon juice and 3 tbls water. Sprinkle over the dry ingredients. Toss with fork until four is moistened. Press into a ball. Add last tbls of water if needed. Roll pastry into a 9x13" baking pan, building the edge up about 1". In small bowl, beat egg yolks until fluffy. Add sugar and salt. Beat at high speed until thick and lemon colored. Blend in the nuts and raisins. Fold in the apples and cinnamon. Spread apricot jam over the pastry. Top with apple-nut mixture. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Drizzle with melted butter. Return to oven. Bake 15-20 minutes longer until top is golden. Cut into squares. Serve warm with slightly sweetened whipped cream and garnished with almonds.


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