Base:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter

Topping:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup slivered or sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream

Directions

  1. Base: Mix together sugar and 1/2 cup butter
    together until smooth. Press into bottom of a
    9-inch square pan. Pat a little way up sides of
    pan. Bake in preheated 325° F oven for 15 minutes.
  2. Topping: combine all topping ingredients in
    saucepan. Boil for 3 minutes, or to soft ball
    stage (234°F/112°C on candy thermometer).
  3. Spread over base.
  4. Return to oven. Bake at 350° F for 5 minutes.