Pink Lemonade Crumb Bars

Pink Lemonade Crumb Bars
Servings: 18 Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 55 mins

Ingredients

Crust and Crumbs
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Filling
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam, stirred to loosen up
  • 1/2 cup cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon (about 1 1/2 teaspoons)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch metal baking pan with nonstick foil.

Crust and Crumbs

2. Combine 2 cups of the flour, the sugar, almonds and salt in a food processor. Pulse to finely grind almonds and blend ingredients. While processor is running, add butter and vanilla. Reserve 2/3 cup crumbs mixture and press rest into bottom of prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, with your hands, blend remaining 2 tablespoons flour into reserved crumbs.

Filling

3. In a medium-size bowl, whisk sugar and flour. Whisk in eggs, then raspberry jam. Whisk in lemon juice and zest.

4. Remove crust from oven and pour filling over crust. Return to oven and bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle crumbs over top of bar and bake an additional 15 minutes. Cool in pan on rack. Chill before cutting into bars. Refrigerate until packaging or serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 18; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 269, Fat, total (g): 12, chol. (mg): 77, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 37, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 35, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.