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Raspberry-Coconut Bars

Raspberry-Coconut Bars created by Zeinna B.

Shortbread crust, layer of raspberry preserves, and a coconut macaroon-like topping--:) My grandmother bakes these every time she comes to visit us--my husband inhales them!

Ready In:
1hr 10mins
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ingredients

  • 1 14 cups flour
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup butter, cut in tbsp
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 23 cups shredded coconut (7 oz. bag)
  • 13 cup seedless red raspberry preserves

directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl; cut in the butter until coarse crumbs form.
  • Sprinkle the water over the mixture while tossing to blend well.
  • Press mixture evenly onto the bottom of an ungreased 9-inch square baking pan; bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Reduce oven to 350°F.
  • Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat the eggs in a large bowl.
  • Gradually add the sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored.
  • Gently stir in the coconut.
  • Spread the preserves over the baked crust to within 1/4 inch of the edges.
  • Carefully spread the coconut mixture over the preserves; bake 25 minutes more, or until golden brown.
  • Cool completely before cutting into bars.
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"Shortbread crust, layer of raspberry preserves, and a coconut macaroon-like topping--:) My grandmother bakes these every time she comes to visit us--my husband inhales them!"
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  1. Zeinna B.
    Raspberry-Coconut Bars Created by Zeinna B.
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  2. weefaith
    These were great. I doubled the recipe, and took them to my church's annual Baptism picnic. They were loved by all. The only changes were that I used black-current & raspberry jam, and added a little almond extract to the topping mixture. Thanks JamesDean's Girl!
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  3. JamesDeansGirl
    Shortbread crust, layer of raspberry preserves, and a coconut macaroon-like topping--:) My grandmother bakes these every time she comes to visit us--my husband inhales them!
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