Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. *Grease a 9 X 13 inch pan.
In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and mix. Add the flour and salt; blend until crumb mixture is formed. Spread the shortbread dough evenly in the prepared pan. Spread the Bellini jam over dough within ½ inch of the edge. Sprinkle almonds over the jam.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until dough is golden brown and bars are cooked in the center. Cool on a rack. Cut into bars.