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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Raspberry Crumb Bars


These Raspberry Bars are rich, buttery and crumbly.  Try them with cool whip or vanilla icecream too!


Recipe
Crust
15 Tbsp unsalted butter (1 stick + 7 Tbsp), melted
2 cups flour
Filling
3/4 cup raspberry preserves, mixed smooth with a fork
Topping
1 cup plus 1 Tbsp flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar
8 Tbsp unsalted butter (1 stick), at room temp, cut into small cubes


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 9 X 13 " baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, overhanging the sides for easy removal of bars later.  Crust: mix the butter and flour with a fork until combined and forms a dough. 
 Spread crust on bottom of pan, use a large piece of waxed paper to evenly press down crust.
 Bake crust for 15 mins until lightly golden and let cool completely.  Topping: Using a pastry blender, food processor or your fingers, mix together the flour and brown sugar, then cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 
 Spread the raspberry preserves onto the cooled crust, leaving about a 1/4 in of the crust on edges showing.  Sprinkle crumbs over the preserves ~ it will seem like a lot of crumbs, but get 'em all on there for a nice crumbly top
 Bake for 15 mins or until golden brown.  Allow to cool, then cut with a serrated knife.  Sprinkle with Confectioners sugar if desired.

Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. Raspberry and streusel crumb are definitely two things that I find hard to resist. Your bars look so tempting in that picture, thanks for sharing this recipe!

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