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A raspberry linzer bar cut out and sitting on a cutting board.

Raspberry Linzer Bars

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: Raspberry
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 320kcal
Raspberry Linzer Bars are a classic dessert that have been around for centuries...and for good reason! These are a staple in our house, and when you make then...they'll most likely become the same in yours!
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Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups cold unsalted butter cut into pieces

FOR THE FILLING

  • 4 cups fresh raspberries 1 lb
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

FOR THE GLAZE

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar aka powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F.
  • Butter a 9x10-inch square baking pan

MAKE THE CRUST AND TOPPING

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, granulated and brown sugars, salt, and lemon zest.
  • Add the butter and, using a pastry blender or 2 table knives, cut into the flour mixture until the butter is the size of small peas (you can also use a food processor to do this).
  • Transfer 3/4 of the mixture to the prepared pan and press firmly to make an even layer on the bottom and slightly up the sides.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Set the crust aside to cool while you make the filling. Chill the remainder of the crust mixture in the fridge.

MAKE THE FILLING

  • In a saucepan, stir together the raspberries, granulated sugar, and cornstarch.
  • Simmer over medium heat, stirring often, until the sugar dissolves and the berries are juicy, but not completely broken down, about 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a bowl and let cool.

ASSEMBLE AND TOP WITH GLAZE

  • Spread the filling over the partially baked crust.
  • Crumble the chilled crust mixture over the filling.
  • Bake until golden and bubbly, about 25 minutes.
  • Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  • For the glaze, in a bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, cream, and almond extract.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until combined.
  • Fit a piping bag with a small, plain tip, and fill it with the glaze. (you can also just use a spoon for this).
  • Pipe (or drizzle) the top in a crisscross pattern.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.
  • Cut into bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal