Raspberry Crumble Bars

Raspberry Crumble Bars - Fresh, fruity raspberry bars with a buttery crumb topping!

Fresh, fruity raspberry bars with a buttery crumb topping!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • Vanilla ice cream for topping, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 375ยบ Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Next, cut shortening in with a fork until entire mixture is in large crumbs.
  4. Stir in eggs and extract (I used my hands). This will form a dough.
  5. Press two-thirds of the mixture into a greased 13×9 baking dish. Set remaining aside.
  6. In a medium mixing bowl, combine remaining sugar and corn starch. Next, stir in raspberries.
  7. Pour mixture over crust.
  8. Finally, sprinkle remaining crust on top.
  9. Bake for 45-48 minutes or until top begins to brown.
  10. Top with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!