Total Time
55mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is my favorite bar recipe. It tastes delicious and is well worth the effort! This would be a treat on anybody's Christmas tray or maybe even a potluck. I used Oil crust for 1 pie Oil crust for 1 pie for the pie dough and it worked out great! Hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pie dough
  • 14 cup raspberry jam
  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine, softened
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 23 cup flour
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • red food coloring
  • green food coloring
  • Frosting

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 12-2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream or 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  1. Prepare pie dough for one crust unbaked shell. Line an 8-inch square ungreased cake pan with pastry.
  2. Spread with raspberry jam.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together thoroughly. Add eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Add flour and salt; blend well.
  4. Divide batter in half. Colour half pink and half green.
  5. First spread green layer, doing your best not to spread the jam onto the green batter. Once green is covering all of the jam, repeat with pink layer.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely then frost.
  7. Frosting:.
  8. Beat frosting ingredients together until smooth and creamy, adding enough icing sugar to make a spreading consistency. Spread over cooled bars.
  9. Let set and then cut into bars.

Reviews

(6)
Most Helpful

I was surprised at how much the raspberry came through on the cooked bars! I did feel the almond extract was a tad to strong-- and I LOVE almond extract. If i were to make again I'd prob use slightly less. These did seem more "cakey" thank cookie-like. And I was looking for a cookie taste. But pretty good.

jessann82 December 03, 2009

My new favorite square. I used a "half the sugar" jam type spread and added a little almond extract to the batter and it was perfect.

erryn_kruppi December 14, 2008

Delicious! I use shortbread instead of pie dough for the crust.

Blake F October 19, 2007

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