Monday, August 14, 2006

Ruby Jewel Bars (A cake-like cooky)

1/3 cup Jewel Oil*
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup drained, crushed pineapple
1/4 cup sliced maraschino cherries
1 cup sifted flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup blanched almonds, chopped
Powdered sugar

Pour Jewel Oil, brown sugar, crushed pineapple, and cherries into a bowl. Blend. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well. Add nuts and stir lightly to combine. Pour into 9 inch square pan (bottom brushed with Jewel Oil). Bake in a moderate oven (350º F.) about 30 minutes. Cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into bars. Yield: 18 bars (1 1/2 by 3 inches)

*Jewel was the name brand of a vegetable oil that is no longer in production.

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