Cherry Almond Bars

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Cherry Almond Bars

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Spray a 9″ square metal baking pan with baking spray.
  3. To Make the Cherry Filling
  4. Stir together the cherries, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, sea salt, lemon zest and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Place saucepan over medium-high heat.
  5. Bring to a boil, stir occasionally, cooking for about 1 minute or until thickened.
  6. To Make the Crust and Topping
  7. Place the flour, brown sugar, almonds and salt in the bowl of a food processor, pulse a few times to combine.
  8. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture forms crumbs.
  9. Add the egg and vanilla, pulse until the mixture comes together and looks slightly moist.
  10. Press two-thirds of this mixture in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  11. Pour in the cherry filling.
  12. Press the remaining crust/topping mixture over the cherry filling.
  13. Bake on a rack centered in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the cherry filling is bubbling and the topping is lightly browned.
  14. Cool for at least 1 hour before cutting into 12 bars.
  15. The bars will keep for 3-4 days in an airtight storage container.

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