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Raspberry Bars Recipe

Raspberry Bars

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Greasea 8 inch square baking pan.
  2. In large bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder. Cut in 1/2 cup chilled butter cut into small pieces. Mix until coarse crumbs form. Stir in eggs, 1 at a time, into the flour mixture. Add the milk and stir til a soft dough forms.
  3. Spread dough in pan, pressing with fingers to cover bottom evenly. Spread the jam over top.
  4. Prepare topping, in a medium sized bowl. Mix together the sugar and 1/4 cup melted butter. Stir in coconut and vanilla. Spread on top of jam layer.
  5. Bake til topping is lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Cool completely. Cut into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 02, 2007

I'd never made anything quite like this, and I thought it turned out pretty nicely. I did find that the bars held together well. It wasn't a very picture-perfect presentation, but the taste was very good. I made this recipe almost to spec, with a couple of minor notes: I used *seedless* red raspberry jam, and while making the recipe I thought that a jam with seeds might have been better, with more texture and mouthfeel (I like jam like that), but with the final result, it didn't really matter to me after all. Second, I used extra large eggs, so my batch was a little bit eggier than normal. Lastly, I used "fancy flake sweetened coconut", and I would've preferred to have had unsweetened shredded coconut on hand. That said, this was a tasty dish, which took me a week to consume. I didn't think I'd like the raspberry/coconut combination that much, but it was better than I expected. One last thing: A previous reviewer thought there was "too little dough". I might agree that it would be better to have a little more dough in this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 30, 2008

I was quite disappointed by this recipe. The dough should have less butter and more sugar or other flavoring. I agree with the other reviewers who said that the end result did not look very good, and that the cut bars did not retain their shape well.


7 Ratings

Aug 22, 2004

It was pretty good. It only needs a quarter cup of butter in the bottom layer, I poured butter off of it when I took it out of the oven. I also used apricot jam instead of raspberry

Aug 29, 2002

This is an easy recipe to make, but I found it to be much more like a raspberry bread. I would add a cup of sugar to the dough to make it sweeter.

Nov 17, 2005

i think this recipe calls for too little dough and too much fruit. i would add more flour and cut down on the butter in the dough. but the topping was perfect! the bars themselves still came out tasty... just messy and they could not hold together.

Feb 06, 2011

I decided to try this recipe during an ice storm, as I had all of the ingredients needed on hand. This was easy and good. I thought the presentation was nice; the bars retain their shape well. It also made the house smell heavenly. Remember to use an 8x8" pan; there is just the right amount of crust when you do that. I needed to bake it for an additional five minutes to get the top all brown and bubbly. This is perfect for tea time, as the crust is very scone-like because of the baking powder. It loses a star for me because I enjoy a more lemon bar-like crust. Serve with whipped cream and good black tea.


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  • Calories
  • 216 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 127 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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