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Tiny Apricot Almond Squares

Tiny Apricot Almond Squares

This Scandinavian bar is a cross between shortbread and cake.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time


1 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup apricot preserves

3/4 cup sliced almonds


Powdered sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Lightly spray with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar and butter in medium bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Spread apricot preserves evenly over batter. Sprinkle almonds evenly over preserves. Bake 20-25 minutes or until set and just beginning to brown. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Lift bars out of pan, using foil ends. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.

Nutrition (1 square)

50 Calories
2 Fat (g)
5 Cholesterol (mg)
30 Sodium (mg)
8 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
>1 Protein (g)
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