Vienna Bars

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup butter, softened
  • 1 12
    cups sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 2
    large egg yolks
  • 2 12
    cups flour
  • 12
    cup currant jam or 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 4
    large egg whites
  • 2
    cups nuts, finely chopped
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DIRECTIONS

  • In large bowl, combine butter with 1/2 cup sugar and mix until creamy.
  • Beat in salt and egg yolks.
  • Gradually add flour.
  • When dough becomes hard to work, knead it with fingers until smooth.
  • Spread dough into greased 17x12 jellyroll pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven, cool slightly, and spread evenly with jam.
  • Set pan aside.
  • In a deep bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer at top speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Blend in nuts and remaining sugar.
  • Spread egg mixture over jam, going right to the end of the pan.
  • Return pan to oven and bake for another 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool 15 minutes.
  • While still warm, cut into bars or squares.
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