- 1-1/3 cups butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups ground almonds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup seedless raspberry preserves
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and lemon peel. In another bowl, mix the flour, ground almonds and cinnamon; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
- Press 2 cups of the dough onto the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spread with preserves. Crumble remaining dough over preserves.
- Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar; cut into bars. Yield: 18 bars.
Reviews for Raspberry Linzer Bars
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"Very yummy! Crust is firm and cookie-tasting. I used ground hazelnuts as well, and think I would actually prefer almonds next time. Did half the recipe in a 9x9."
"Simple and delicious! Traditional Linzer torte is made with hazelnuts(filberts), so I used them instead but almonds will taste just as good. I would increase the amount of jelly by half a cup next time."