1 1/2 cups
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/8 cup confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup finely minced candied fruit
1/4 cup finely minced toasted almonds
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces and slightly softened
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. To prepare by hand: On a cool work
surface, combine flour, salt and sugar; stir to blend. Add fruit
and almonds, tossing to coat fruit with flour mixture. Cut in
butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles
fine crumbs. To prepare in a food processor: In work bowl of
food processor, combine flour, salt and confectioners' sugar.
Pulse briefly until just blended. Add fruit, almonds and butter.
Pulse several times until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Press
dough into 8-inch-square baking pan; sprinkle with granulated
sugar. Bake until lightly browned (about 30 minutes). Immediately
cut into 1-inch squares. Leave in pan 10 minutes, then place
cubes on wire rack to cool.