Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ina Garten's Raspberry Crumble Bars

Raspberry Crumble Bars

Recently for Christmas I received Ina Garten's cook books(Thanks Grandma). I really look up to Ina as a culinary figure, I think that she is very experienced, and cooks great food.

I was looking through her cook book a few weeks ago, and decided to make this for my grandparents when they were in town. These bars really appealed to me, and they were absolutely delicious, everyone needs to give them a try.

Here is what you need:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 10 - 12 ounces raspberry jelly
  • 2/3 cup plain granola *without dried fruit*
  • 1/4cup sliced almonds

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then cream together your sugar, butter, and vanilla. After that sift together your flour and salt. Then combine the dry ingredients with the sugar butter mixture.  Once that is fully combined into a dough ball take 3/4 of the dough and line a 9x9 pan. *You do not need to put any butter you spray in the pan before the dough.* I also did not have a 9x9 but I used a round pie pan and that worked fine.

After you have the dough lined in the bottom of the 9x9 pan, take the raspberry jelly and spread a layer all over your dough leaving 1/2 boarder to let the dough spread out while its cooking. After this take the rest of your dough and add the granola, and make a crumb topping.

After this sprinkle the topping on the raspberry jelly, and then sprinkle the almonds on top of that. Put in the oven for 40-45 min. The top should be browned, and the jelly should be bubbly.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

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