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Apple Brazil Nut Squares

Type: Fruit
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 12 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups 125g / 4.4ozFlour
3 tablespoons 45mlSugar
3/4 cup 148g / 5.2ozButter or margarine - cut up
1   Egg - slightly beaten
1 tablespoon 15mlFresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons 60mlWater - iced
6   Egg yolks
3/4 cup 148g / 5.2ozSugar
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlSalt
3/4 cup 69g / 2.4ozBrazil nuts -or- almonds - pulverized
1/3 cup 53g / 1.9ozDark -or- light raisins
3 cups 711mlTart apples - shredded
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCinnamon
6 tablespoons 90mlApricot jam
6 tablespoons 90mlButter or margarine - melted
  Serve With
  Slightly sweetened whipped - cream
  Toasted slivered almonds

Recipe Instructions

Mix flour and sugar in bowl. Cut butter into mixture until pieces are the size of peas. Blend the egg, lemon juice and 3 tbls water.

Sprinkle over the dry ingredients. Toss with fork until four is moistened. Press into a ball. Add last tbls of water if needed. Roll pastry into a 9x13" baking pan, building the edge up about 1". In small bowl, beat egg yolks until fluffy.

Add sugar and salt. Beat at high speed until thick and lemon colored. Blend in the nuts and raisins. Fold in the apples and cinnamon. Spread apricot jam over the pastry. Top with apple-nut

mixture. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Drizzle with melted butter.

Return to oven. Bake 15-20 minutes longer until top is golden. Cut into squares. Serve warm with slightly sweetened whipped cream and garnished with almonds.

the California Culinary Academy


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