shortening as for pie pastry. Mix eggs and 1/4 cup milk; add to dry ingredients and stir with a fork just until dough clings together. Add some or all of remaining milk if necessary. Shape into a ball. Divide in half. On a floured surface, roll half of dough into a 17-in, x 12-in. Rectangle. Transfer to a greased 15-in, x 10-in. X 1-in. Baking pan. Combine filling ingredients; sprinkle over dough in pan. Rollout remaining dough into a 15-in. X 10-in. Rectangle. Place over filling. Fold bottom edge of dough over top layer of dough; press edges together to seal. For topping, in a saucepan, melt butter; add sugar and milk. Bring to a gentle boil; boil 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Spread over pastry. Sprinkle almonds on top. Bake at 400 deg. For 20 minutes; reduce heat to 300 deg. Bake 30-40 minutes longer or until golden brown. Serve warm or cold. Yield:16-20 servings.