Sallie Campbell’s Bota Kook (Traditional Dutch Dessert Bar)


Sherri Campbell Fenton of Black Star Farms shared this recipe of her mom’s — a holiday family favorite.

Sallie Campbell’s Favorite Recipe
(Traditional Dutch Dessert Bar)

2 2/3 cups flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 1/3 cups butter

1 cup almond paste
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel


Heat oven to 325 F. Grease 10-inch springform pan.

Crust: Blend all crust ingredients until dough forms. Chill slightly. Divide in half. Spread half in the bottom of the pan. Set aside the other half.

Filling: Blend filling ingredients in mixer. Spread over bottom crust.

Roll remaining crust between Saran Wrap and place over filling. Garnish with almonds. Bake 55 minutes.

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