Cherry Linzertorte Bars Cherry Linzertorte Bars

Cherry Linzertorte Bars Image by: James Tse Author: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Holiday Entertaining

In our easy version of this classic jam-filled dessert, we've replaced the tricky lattice crust with a simple crumble topping. It's every bit as delicious and still allows jam to peek through, but there's no need to roll out your dough and painstakingly weave the strips into a lattice. Just sprinkle and bake!

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups ground almonds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups cherry jam or other seedless jam

Method

In bowl, whisk together flour, almonds, cinnamon and salt. In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, using hands to knead together when dough becomes stiff.

Press all but 1 cup of the dough into bottom of parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan. Spread jam evenly over base. Crumble remaining dough over top.

Bake in 350°F oven until top is golden, about 45 minutes. Let cool completely in pan. Lift out onto cutting board; cut into bars. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Makes about 48 bars.

Nutritional facts Per bar: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 45 mg
  • Sugars 12 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 141
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 48 mg
  • Cholesterol 14 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 20 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4
  • Vitamin C 2
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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