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Raspberry Lemon Crumble Bars

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Deliciously sweet and tart flavors shine through in these Raspberry Lemon Crumble Bars!  Made with fresh raspberries, lingonberry jam, lemon zest, butter and flour, this recipe can be baked in about 30 minutes.  The ease of preparation makes these Raspberry Lemon Crumble Bars a lovely dessert you can whip up just hours before guests arrive.

There’s something about raspberries baked in a simple crust that brings a smile to everyone!  Yes, it’s true.  This easy-to-make dessert is loaded with fresh raspberry flavor with a hint of fresh lemon and some extra tartness from the lingonberries.

It’s no wonder why these raspberry lemon crumble bars disappear quickly every time we serve them.



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Our two favorite flavors are raspberries and lemon, and it’s perfect combining these two flavors into desserts.  This time, I decided to add in some of my favorite lingonberry jam to give the recipe a little twist and add more depth of flavor.  This addition results in making the bars just a little bit more tart, and still delicious!

Lingonberry is a wild berry that is sour or tart and is related to the cranberry and can be found as a “jam” in most supermarkets.

This simple recipe uses the same buttery crumble mixture for both the crust and the topping, making this dessert quick and ready to bake in 2 easy steps.


How To Make Raspberry Lemon Crumble Bars:

First, make the crumble mixture.  Then pat about half (or more) of the crumble mixture on the bottom of baking dish. 

Next, spread an even layer of the raspberry mixture and top with the remaining crumble mixture. 

Now it is ready to bake.  Bake for about 30 minutes. 


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Your taste buds will savor its buttery, soft crust along with a buttery soft crumble on top.  Everyone will love experiencing the sweet and tart flavors of raspberry with a light refreshing undertone of lemon flavor.  They turned out so delicious, you’ll want to make these scrumptious bars all year long.

Serve them chilled or at room temperature.  They freeze well too!



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Yield: 15 to 20 bars

Raspberry Lemon Crumble Bars

Raspberry Lemon Crumble 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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


For the Crust and Crumble Topping:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 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 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 cups (6-ounce) fresh raspberries- mashed with a fork
  • 4 Tbsp. Lingonberry Jam


  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 2/3 of the crumble mixture into the prepared baking pan and pat down firnly in an even layer. Reserve the other half or 1/3 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

Looking for more fruit filled crumble bars?  Try our Lemon Blueberry Crumble Bars, they too are lemony and blueberry delicious!  Also, try Blackberry Lemon Crumble Bars, and Pineapple Coconut Bars  from our friend Sue and her Blood Orange Crumble Bars! We know you’re going to love them!

Thanks for stopping by!

xo Anna and Liz

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  • Reply
    March 12, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    They look delicious!! I’m also on a diet after our vacation but am pinning these for when I get my weight back in check 🙂

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      March 13, 2019 at 1:52 pm

      Same here Susan! Thank you for pinning this one! xo 🙂

  • Reply
    Denise mcdonnell
    March 7, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I made this absolutely delicious recipe. I had to alter the recipe to gluten free by using gluten free flour because
    I have celiac disease. Didn’t make a difference, they are still delicious. Keep the recipes coming. FANTASTIC

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      March 8, 2019 at 9:22 am

      Thank you so much for leaving a comment! It not only helps me but also helps everyone who reads them. So happy you enjoy this recipe Denise!
      thanks again! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply
    by Anna and Liz
    March 7, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Thank you Sandra! Sweet comments like this keep me inspired to keep going. Thank you again!

  • Reply
    March 7, 2019 at 3:24 am

    This latest recipe looks and sounds really delicious! I always come to you for inspiration!

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