Hey KS Fans,
I spend many a late night hour catching up on recipes and love reading my fellow food bloggers, kosher and non-kosher.
After reading the recipe, I thought, hey -with a few little tweaks, this recipe would be great as a Holiday Fruit Bar for this Rosh Hashanah.
It dawned on me,that these savory sweet bars, with there shortbread like crust and crumble topping, would make a great base for some pareve vanilla ice cream.
The perfect dessert ending to one of my many yom tov meals.
Oh how right I was! These bars came out exactly like I imagined and were actually very simple to make.
I used a larger pan then the original recipe recommended, because I wanted my bars to be thinner and flatter for my dessert idea.
They are really quite delicious and I could not stop picking at them the whole day and were the perfect addition to my morning coffee the next day!
I know you will enjoy them as much as I did- Thanks savorysimple!
Honey Fruit Bars
for the dough:
12 tbsp. margarine, cubed and at room temperature
1/2 cup powered sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. all spice
1 3/3 all purpose flour
For the fruit filling:
2 cups dried fruit
3/4 cups white wine
3/4 cups water
1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup sugara
3 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. orange liqueur
pinch of salt
For the crumb topping:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
pinch of salt
4 tbsp. cold margarine, cubed
Grease a 9×9 inch pan and line with parchment paper. Set pan aside.
Press the dough evenly into the prepared pan. Take time to do this so your layers come out evenly and clean. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Bake the shortbread for 25-30 minutes, or until light golden brown. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Make the crumb topping by combining all the ingredients in a stand mixer with paddle attachment until the mixture is just combined and crumbly, do not over mix.
Spread the fruit paste evenly over the shortbread. Making sure it is level.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until topping is brown.