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Raspberry-almond Bars

2 c All-purpose flour
3 1/2 t Equal Measure
12 pk Equal sweetener
1/8 t Salt
8 T Cold Margarine, cut into
1 lg Egg
1 T Skim milk or water
2 t Grated lemon rind
2/3 c Seedless raspberry
Spreadable fruit
1 t Cornstarch
1/2 c Chopped toasted almonds,
Walnuts or pecans

DIRECTIONS: Combine flour, Equal Measure, and salt in medium bowl, cut in margarine with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in egg, milk and lemon rind (mixture will be crumbly). Press mixture evenly in bottom of greased baking dish, 11x7. Bake in 400 F oven until edges of crust are browned, about 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Mix spreadable fruit and cornstarch in small saucepan, heat to boiling. Boil until thickened, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Cool until warm. Spread mixture evenly over cooled crust; sprinkle with almonds. Bake in preheated 400 F oven until spreadable fruit is thick and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack; cut into squares. Makes 24 squares.