Dear Creatives, Here is the recipe for the Raspberry Crumble Bars as promised with the slight changes I made to the original. I hope you get a chance to make some over the holidays. Baking always makes the house warm & makes it feel more like the holidays! If you visit yesterday’s post you can see the step by step photos from making these yummy bars! I am sure if you rather these would be amazing with apricot jam or strawberry as well. If you’d like to join in I am going to have a recipe swap & hop for favorite cookies, dessert & holiday recipes! Be sure to subscribe or follow along so you can join in!
Raspberry Crumble Bars
- ½ pound 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature (+1 tbspoon )
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 10 to 12 ounces good raspberry jam such as Hero
- 2/3 cup good granola without dried fruit
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling OR
- Prior to baking make a mixture of sugar & cinnamon then sprinkle on top. this was a change I made
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on medium speed just until combined. With the mixer on low, add the vanilla. (seemed a little dry after mixing in flour *see step below, added a slight more butter & dash more vanilla, but do not over do)
Sift the flour and salt together and, with the mixer on low, slowly add to the butter mixture, mixing until it almost comes together in a ball. T
Turn the dough out on a board. Lightly pat two-thirds of the dough evenly on the bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan and about ¼ inch up the sides. Spread with the jam, leaving a ¼-inch border.
Mix the granola into the remaining dough with your hands. Break the dough into small bits, and distribute it on top of the jam, covering most of the surface. Sprinkle the almonds on top. Bake the bars for 45 minutes, until lightly browned.
Cool completely and cut into 9 or 12 bars. ( best not to stack them! & Omit if using my change. Sprinkle lightly with confectioners’ sugar.)
Keep in a cool place or refrigerate. I would serve right away or next day.
This would make a great holiday bar! They are very yummy!
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What are some of your favorite things to bake over the holidays?