Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Orange Cashew Bars



Bar

4 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup xxx sugar
1/4 cup brown suar, packed
1 egg yolk
1-1/2 cup flour

Filling

1 cup brown sugar
2 egg whites
1 egg
3 tablespoons flour
2 teaspooons vanilla
1/2 teaspoonorange extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

Glaze

1 teaspoon grated orange peel
4 teaspoons orange juice
3/4 cup xxx sugar

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 ◦  
  2. For the bar layer.....In a mixing bowl beat the sugars and cream cheese until creamy.
  3. Add the egg yolk, and vanilla.
  4. Gradually add the flour.
  5. Pressi the dough. into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Don't turn the oven off yet.
  7. For the filling.....Beat the brown sugar, egg whites, egg, extracts, salt & flour until smooth.
  8. Fold in the cashews. Pour over the first layer.
  9. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool completly on a wire rack.
  11. For the glaze....combine all the glaze ingredeints and drizzle over bars.
  12. When cool, cut into bars.


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