Friday, August 5, 2011

Raspberry Bars

Delicious raspberry bars.  Not so good to have laying around though, because if you are like me, you keep picking at them until they are gone!
2 1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cubes butter
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup pecans, chopped fine (optional)
3/4 cup raspberry jam
3/4 cup fresh raspberries
1 TBSP. lemon juice

Directions:  Preheat oven to bake 350.  Prepare crust by mixing together butter, salt, sugar and flour.  Reserve 1 1/4 cups of mixture.  Press remaining mixture on the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Take the remaining 1 1/4 cups of flour mixture.  Add the oats and pecans.  Set aside.  

In a mixing bowl, mix together raspberry jam, fresh raspberries and lemon juice.  Immediately upon removing crust from the oven, spread raspberry mixture over crust and sprinkle oatmeal crumb topping on the top.  Return to the oven and bake for an additional 22 minutes.  Allow to cool.

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