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Raspberry Citrus Bars

 Raspberry Citrus Bars
This dessert was an instant hit with my family when I first made it. The combination of raspberries, lemon juice and orange peel gives it a unique taste.
12-15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened raspberries


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups flour just until combined.
  • Press mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at
  • 350° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and
  • orange peel. Combine the baking powder and remaining flour;
  • gradually add to egg mixture. Sprinkle raspberries over the crust.
  • Pour filling over the berries.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and filing is set.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-15
  • servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 304 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.