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    Raspberry Squares

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 5 mins

    15 mins

    50 mins

    momaphet's Note:

    I love raspberry and almonds together! I adapted this recipe from one I found on America's Test Kitchen. Toasting the nuts adds great flavor so don't skip this step. This recipe is easily doubled and would then be made in a 15" jelly roll pan.

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    Ingredients:

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    • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/4 cups oats
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup toasted almond, finely chopped (pecans or walnuts are good too)
    • 12 tablespoons butter, cut into 12 pieces and softened but still cool
    • 1 cup raspberry preserves (or what ever flavor strikes your fancy, SEE NOTE)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, spray a 9x13" pan with nonstick cooking spray, you may also line the pan with foil with extra hanging over for easier removal, spray foil.
    2. 2
      In mixer bowl, mix flour, oats, sugars, extract, baking soda, salt, and nuts at low speed until combined, about 30 seconds. With mixer running at low speed, add butter pieces; continue to beat until mixture is well-blended and resembles wet sand, about 2 minutes.
    3. 3
      Transfer 2/3 of mixture to prepared pan and use hands to press crumbs evenly into bottom, bake until starting to brown, about 20 minutes.
    4. 4
      Using rubber spatula spread preserves evenly over hot bottom crust; sprinkle remaining oat/nut mixture evenly over preserves; bake until preserves bubble around edges and top is golden brown, about 30 minutes, turn pan halfway through baking time.
    5. 5
      Cool on wire rack then remove from pan using foil handles, cut into squares.
    6. 6
      NOTE:.
    7. 7
      After reading the first reviews for this, I realized the jam I used is lower sugar than many jams (9 gms per TBLS) It would be worth it to find a type that isn't overly sweet or try adding a little lemon juice to cut the sweetness.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 05, 2010

      45

      I made this and took it to my daughters for brunch. I added some strawberry preserves as I ran out of the raspberry. Very nice. Made for Zwt6 for the Xtra Hot Dishes.Thanks for posting.

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    • on May 27, 2009

      45

      This is yum and a great way to use up jam that is near its use by date. I in fact have done this in the past with 2 different jams - plum one end and berry the other. Today i have done it with passionfruit jam for ZWT and it is terrific.

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    • on June 30, 2008

      45

      Very good. Love the combination of raspberries and almonds! I think I would like to try this again and use fresh raspberries to make the filling. Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT4.

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    Nutritional Facts for Raspberry Squares

    Serving Size: 1 (45 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 187.6
     
    Calories from Fat 71
    37%
    Total Fat 7.9 g
    12%
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    19%
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    5%
    Sodium 84.0 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 26.8 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    6%
    Sugars 12.3 g
    49%
    Protein 2.9 g
    5%

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