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Raspberry Lemon Crumb Bars

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

For The Raspberry Lemon Filling

  • 4 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tsp corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • zest from one lemon

For The Crumb Bars and Topping

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° and right before adding crumb mixture, spray a 7 x 11 baking dish with a non stick spray.

For The Raspberry Lemon Filling

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk sugar and corn starch together.

  2. Add raspberries, zest from lemon and fresh lemon juice. Stir and let sit while making the crumb bar dough, stirring occasionally.

For The Crumb Bars and Topping

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together until combined.

  2. Using a pastry blender or a fork, cut butter into flour mixture until crumbly.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg and vanilla together and add to flour mixture once butter has been added and mixture is crumbly. Continue using pastry blender until combined.

  4. Remove half of crumb mixture (approximately 3 cups) and press into prepared baking dish.

  5. Stir raspberries and then add to the top of the crumb mixture.

  6. Using clean hands and with the remaining crumb mixture, squeeze with hands to combine and add crumbles over raspberries.

  7. Place in the oven uncovered and bake for approximately 45-50 minutes or until crumb topping is slightly browned.

  8. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com