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Raspberry Jam Bars Recipe

Raspberry Jam Bars Recipe

My Grandmother Addie made these bars for family picnics and enjoyed watching her grandchildren try to resist them. But all it took was just one bite...then one bar didn't seem to satisfy. They disappeared in a flash.—Mary Nickerson, Ellington, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 cups flaked coconut

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine egg and milk; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.
  • 2. Press into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 3. Spread jam over crust. Combine topping ingredients; spoon over jam. Bake 25 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cut into squares while warm. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 388 calories, 20 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.