Apple-Raspberry Bars

Today is Halloween and I'm sharing a treat instead of a trick. These bars have a nice shortbread like base with an almond flavor. I saw this recipe in my grocery store flyer and cut down on the sugar and spices from the original recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large apples, cored, peeled, and sliced very thin
  • 6 ounces raspberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9x9 inch baking dish.
  3. In large bowl, whisk together the flour, almond meal, salt, baking powder and 1/3 cup of the sugar.
  4. In small bowl, whisk melted butter, egg, lemon zest, and almond extract until smooth.
  5. Pour this mixture over the flour mixture and work with hands to make a soft dough.
  6. Pat 2/3 of the dough in pan, pricking it all over with a fork.
  7. Bake until browned, 15-20 minutes.
  8. In large bowl, toss fruit with spices and 1/3 cup sugar.
  9. Drop the sugared fruit evenly over the bottom crust that has just browned.
  10. Crumble remaining dough on top of the fruit.
  11. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  12. Bake until top is golden brown, 30-35 minutes.
  13. Cut into bars.
  14. Store any leftovers in airtight container.
Yield: 9-12 bars


9 comments:

  1. Did you all know the date line has disappeared from your recipe posts?

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  2. These surely will be treats! Wish I had one right now!

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  3. Hello, these look like a delicious treat. I love anything with apples. Enjoy your day!

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  4. Oh that does look good! (Ellen, you will have to do lots of posts here at MGCC so I can comment. 😉)

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  5. Oh yum! Apples and raspberries...what a lovely pairing!

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  6. I know this sounds ridiculous, but I probably won't make these until we're going to have company that I know will help us eat them up. They sound absolutely delicious!! They are my favorite flavors. Until spring. Then it's lemon everything. :-)) Thanks for the recipe!

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