Strawberry Jam Marzipan Bars

CRUST:
1-1/4 cups flour (300 ml)
1/3 cup brown sugar (75 ml)
1/2 cup butter (125 ml)

FILLING:
3/4 cup flour (200 ml)
1/2 cup brown sugar (125 ml)
1/4 cup butter (50 ml)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (2 ml)
Dash salt
3/4 cup strawberry jam (200 ml)

GLAZE:
3/4 cup powdered sugar (200 ml)
1 tablespoon milk (15 ml)
1 teaspoon almond extract (5 ml)

FOR CRUST: Combine all ingredients and press into a greased 9-inch (22.5 cm) square pan. Bake at 350∞F (165∞C) for 15 minutes.

FOR FILLING: Combine flour, brown sugar, butter, almond extract and salt. Set aside. Spread strawberry jam to within 1/2-inch of the edge of baked crust. Sprinkle crumbs over jam. Bake at 350∞F (165∞C) for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool.

FOR GLAZE: Combine all ingredients and drizzle over cooled bars.

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