Recipe Cupboard – Raspberry Crumb Bars

Raspberry Crumb Bars  Enjoy the last of summer with dessert!


3 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 cups sugar, divided

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup shortening

2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 tablespoon cornstarch

4 cups fresh or frozen raspberries


In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in eggs and extract. Press two-thirds of the mixture into a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine cornstarch and remaining sugar; add berries and gently toss. Spoon over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.

Bake at 375° for 35-45 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.