RASPBERRY CRUMB BARS (Taste of Home)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup shortening
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon cornstarch
4 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in eggs and extract. Press two-thirds of the mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
In a large bowl, combine cornstarch and remaining sugar; add berries and gently toss (If using frozen raspberries, do not thaw before tossing with cornstarch mixture). Spoon over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
Bake at 375° for 35-45 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 131 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.
They were a hit at work today! For Valentine's Day, I cut them into heart shapes with a cookie cutter :) This recipe is a keeper!