Raspberry Bars

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November 17, 2008


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
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  • 1 cup of shortening
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen raspberries


In a large bowl, combine flour, 1 cup of sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in eggs and extract. Press 2/3 of the mixture into a 13x9x2 inch greased baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine cornstarch and remaining sugar, add berries and gently toss. Spoon over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.

Bake at 375 degree F for 35-45 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

Raspberry lovers eat your heart out...

Source: A friend, Leanna.

By Raymonde from North Bay, Ontario


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November 26, 2008

I am looking for a recipe for Raspberry Crumb Bars.

Lucille from Bethlehem, PA


By JO (Guest Post)
November 27, 20080 found this helpful

3C flour, 1 1/2 C sugar, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2 t grated lemon peel, 1 C margarine chilled, 1 egg slighted beaten
1 pkg (12oz) raspberries


1 1/4 C sugar
1/4 C water
1 T cornstarch
1/2 t grated lemon peel
1/2 t vanilla
1 1/4C powered sugar
1 to 2 T lemon juice
1 T margarine softened
Heat oven to 350. In large mixing bowl, combine flour,11/2 C sugar,soda and 1/2 t peel. Cut in butter and egg until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 2 Cups of mixture. Press remaining flour mixture into ungreased jelly roll pan (151/2 X 101/2). Bake for 8 minutes.

In 2 qt. saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook over medium-high heat until raspberries are defrosted and filling is thickened, stirring frequently. Spread filling over base. Sprinkle reserved flour mixture over filling. Bake and additional 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
In small mixing bowl combine icing ingredients. Stir until smooth. Drizzle icing over warm bars. Cool completely before cutting.

I have used fresh berries also.

By Raymonde . (Guest Post)
November 28, 20080 found this helpful

I have sent a raspberry Crumb Bars recipe and it was posted on November 17, 2008 newsletter. You can also go on search and you will find it there.


It has been posted on November 17, 2008. Very simple recipe. Thank you

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