Raspberry Dream Bars

The classic dream bar features a gooey topping over a shortbread type base. This recipe has an added middle layer of raspberry jam.

Raspberry Dream Bars
 
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Gooey walnut topping covers a raspberry jam filling over a shortbread type base.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 20
Ingredients
Base:
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ cup raspberry jam
Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
Base:
  1. Combine flour, baking soda, and sugars. Cut in butter - use food processor or blend with a pastry blender.
  2. Beat egg and milk together. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture. Mix to combine.
  3. Pat into a greased 9 inch square pan.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 375 degrees F. Remove from oven and spread jam over top.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350.
Topping:
  1. Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in egg yolks. Add salt, vanilla and chopped walnuts.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into the creamed mixture.
  3. Spread evenly over the jam. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes.

 

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