Raspberry Crumble Bars

 photo 13bcf-img_3541.jpgMy husband prefers desserts without chocolate as the star ingredient. I, on the other hand, am all about chocolate. Now, my husband is a good guy, and while he’s really particular when it comes to savory dishes, he rarely turns down a dessert, with or without chocolate. However, he usually doesn’t want to eat it more than once, so rather than allowing a lovely chocolate dessert to languish in our kitchen, I take it to work where my staff more than happily polishes it off. I was thinking out-loud yesterday (sounds better than saying I was talking to myself) trying to decide upon a delicious dessert, when he suggested, somewhat hopefully, that maybe I could make something with raspberries? Well, of course I could! So, in the interest of marital harmony, and because I dearly love my incredibly supportive husband, today’s post has not one speck of chocolate and is full of both raspberries and nuts!

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Raspberry Crumble Bars
2 1/4 cups flour (Cup4Cup works wonderfully for GF)
1 cup sugar
1 cup nuts, chopped and toasted or 1 cup unsweetened coconut, lightly toasted
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup raspberry preserves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter, then line with parchment, an 11×8 or 9×9 baking pan; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except raspberry preserves.
Beat on low for 2-3 minutes, or until well mixed.
Reserve 1 1/2 cup of the mixture and set aside.
Press remaining mixture into bottom of prepared pan.
Spread preserve to within 1/2″ of edge.
Crumble reserved mixture over preserves.
Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Cool before cutting into bars.

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