Raspberry Lemon Crumble Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 15 to 20 bars
 
Raspberry Lemon Crumble Bars are buttery soft with sweet and tart flavors in every bite along with a melt-in-your-mouth quality. These bars make the easiest dessert for everyone to enjoy all year long.
Ingredients
For the Crust and Crumble Topping:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • zest of one large lemon ( at least 2 Tbsp.)
  • 1 cup (8-ounces or 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 large egg
For the Filling:
  • juice of 1 lemon ( about ¼ cup)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 cups (6-ounce) fresh raspberries- mashed with a fork
  • 4 Tbsp. Lingonberry Jam
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 375 F. Grease a 9 X 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk togetherthe sugar, baking soda, flour, salt and lemon zest. Cut the butter and egg into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter. Or you can use your hands to crumble the mixture. Dough will be very crumbly. Take only about half or ⅔ of the crumble mixture into the prepared baking pan and pat down firnly in an even layer. Reserve the other half or ⅓ for the topping.
For the Raspberry Filling:
  1. Toss together the lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, lingonberry jam and raspberries until well combined. Pour the raspberry mixture on top of the crumbled crust in an even layer. And spoon any remaining lemon juice in the bowl on top of the raspberries.
  2. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the top and sides of the crust are golden color.
  3. Allow to cool completely at room temperature before cutting into bars and serving. Or chill before cutting into bars. Then cut into bars and serve.
  4. Yields:15 to 18 bars
Recipe by 2 Sisters Recipes by Anna and Liz at https://2sistersrecipes.com/raspberry-lemon-crumble-bars/