Almond Citrus Bars

Kneaders Bakery Restaurant Recipe

Almond Crust:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
6 tablespoons Margarine chopped in cubes
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/8 cup sliced almonds

6 eggs
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/8 cup lime juice
1 teaspoon lime peel
1 teaspoon lemon peel
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
garnish, powdered sugar

Crust Directions: In a medium bowl, combine flour and powdered sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture.  Should resemble course breadcrumbs. Stir in almonds. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with pan coating. Press dough into pan. Bake 340 for 20 minutes or until light golden brown.

Filling Directions: In a medium bowl combine eggs, granulated sugar, flour, lemon juice, lime juice, baking powder and nutmeg.  Beat on medium 2 minutes. Stir in by hand lemon peel and lime peel. Pour over hot crust. Bake 20 minutes or until edges are browned and center appears set. Cool 1 hour. To serve, dust evenly with powdered sugar.  Add Candied Citrus Slices if desired.

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