Orange and Strawberry Almond Streusel Bars

 

I have a confession to make. I don’t eat breakfast. Unless of course you count my coffee. Which you probably don’t, right? By the time I drink my coffee and get the kids ready for school, I’m running out the door to start my day, either at the grocery store or the gym.
 
And in the summer? C’mon. Breakfast consists of a bowl of cereal or a poptart for the kids. 


I don’t make breakfast. That’s hubby’s job on the weekend.
 
However, I love pastries. And when there are some of these streusel bars on the counter, you can be certain I eat my fair share of these babies. Even for breakfast. Or lunch. Or dessert. 

 

 

Want some more breakfast ideas? 
 
Breakfast Pastries
Strawberry Streudel
Almond Kringle
 
OR
Check out my BREAKFAST board on Pinterest

Orange and Strawberry Almond Streusel Bars

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup flour

For the Filling:

  • 8oz can almond paste
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves

For the Topping:

  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, mix melted butter with flour and powdered sugar, until crumbly. Remove 1/3 cup of mixture for later. To remaining crust, press into bottom of baking sheet. I used a cannoli tube to roll the dough evenly into the pan.
  2. Carefully spread almond paste onto dough using a butter knife or the back of a spoon. Spread strawberry preserves onto one side of the crust and the orange marmalade to the other side.
  3. In mixer, beat cream cheese with vanilla and powdered sugar. Spoon into a pastry bag (I used tip 48) and make diagonal lines onto top of filling. Sprinkle with reserved crust mixture.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove and cool completely. Cut into about 3 dozen squares. I cut mine even smaller, and it made about 60 small rectangles. You can place these on a cookie sheet and stick in the freezer. After 30 minutes remove from the cookie sheet and place in a ziploc bag or airtight freezer safe container. When ready to serve, allow to thaw on counter for at least one hour. Enjoy!

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9 comments on “Orange and Strawberry Almond Streusel Bars”

  1. These are gorgeous! I love a good breakfast pastry. Especially one with almond in the title!

  2. these look delish! I love pastries like this and yours look professional!

  3. I love a good streusel bar, I’d take these over regular breakfast any morning 🙂

  4. I don’t usually eat breakfast either…but I would be willing to start if I had these on my counter! Yummo for sure!

  5. I found this post though Pinterest. The photo was so beautiful that I just had to come here to read the recipe! Love it! And love your site :-).

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  6. Thank you, this is just the recipe I needed. I made it with cherry preserves and did a blog post about it. They are delicious! : )

  7. Susan Allison

    I haven’t tried these yet but they sound delicious!! Would love to see all of your recipes. Hope I get emails from you. Thank you!!!

  8. What size cookie sheet/pan?  Look yummy. 

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