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       Title: APPLE BRAZIL NUT SQUARES *
  Categories: Desserts, Apples, Nuts, Bars
       Yield: 12 servings
  
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       2 c  Flour
       3 tb Sugar
     3/4 c  Butter or margarine; cut up
       1    Egg; slightly beaten
       1 tb Fresh lemon juice
       4 tb Water; iced
 
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       6    Egg yolks
     3/4 c  Sugar
     1/8 ts Salt
     3/4 c  Brazil nuts -OR- almonds;
            - pulverized
     1/3 c  Dark -OR- light raisins
       3 c  Tart appples; shredded
            - about 3 large
     1/2 ts Cinnamon
       6 tb Apricot jam
       6 tb Butter or margarine; melted
 
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            Slightly sweetened whipped
            - cream
            Toasted slivered almonds
  
   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 appples 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.
  
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