Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Raspberry Almond Struesel Bars

I stumbled across this recipe while I was wasting time on the Internet. These squares just scream "Put the tea kettle on!" I love almond flavouring in anything and needed a big pan of treats to take to a gathering. These were a cross between a square and a pan cookie, not too sweet and super easy to make. Also, they made a large portion.
You could totally change the type of preserves that you use, blueberry would go nicely or just pick your fav.

Here's the tested recipe for you to try...

Raspberry Almond Struesel Bars

1 cup butter, soft
1 1/2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
6 Tablespoons Raspberry preserves/jam

4 Tbsp. butter, chilled and cubed
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350F.
Spray a 9x13 pan with baking spray.
Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs.
Add almond extract then dry ingredients. Batter will be thick.
Spread the batter in the prepared pan and swirl in the preserves.

For the struesel, in a small bowl with a pastry blender, combine ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter and preserves. Bake at 350 for 35 or so minutes.