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Raspberry Linzer Bars Recipe

Raspberry Linzer Bars Recipe

Even though this dessert feels a little sophisticated, it puts a childlike grin on everyone who tastes it. — Holly Cain, St. Petersberg, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 4. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar; cut into bars. Yield: 18 bars.