Raspberry Bars

Gooseberry Patch
These Raspberry Bars are a delightful indulgence you don't want to miss.


Makes 1 1/2 dozen

Recipe from


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
Crumb Topping:
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons shortening
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine flour and sugar; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 9" x 9" baking dish; bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool. Mix Crumb Topping ingredients together with a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Spread cooled crust with jam; top with crumb topping. Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer. Cool; cut into bars.


Barbara Stauffer, Bainbridge, OH,

Blue Plate Specials Cookbook

October 2012