These raspberry crumble bars are perfect with coffee or tea for a quick breakfast—and they make for a lovely late night treat, too!
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Raspberry Crumble Bars

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These raspberry crumble bars are perfect with coffee or tea for a quick breakfast—and they make for a lovely late night treat, too!

These raspberry crumble bars are perfect with coffee or tea for a quick breakfast—and they make for a lovely late night treat, too!

What I found after making the blueberry crumble bars is that you guys really liked them.

A couple weeks and over twelve thousand Pins later, suffice to say, it’s one of my most popular posts. Thank you!

When I was making those blueberry crumble bars, I kept thinking how easy they were to pull together, and also how neatly they’d translate to other berry crumble bars.

Blackberries, gooseberries … and especially raspberries!

So when I was at the grocery store yesterday and spotted organic raspberries on sale (seriously, when does that happen?), I knew what had to be done.

I made raspberry crumble bars.

These raspberry crumble bars are perfect with coffee or tea for a quick breakfast—and they make for a lovely late night treat, too!

This time I tossed raspberries in a mixture of lemon juice, sugar and cornstarch in a glass mixing bowl.

These raspberry crumble bars are perfect with coffee or tea for a quick breakfast—and they make for a lovely late night treat, too! They start by mixing fresh raspberries with a little lemon juice and cornstarch.

It didn’t take anything fancy—just a rubber spatula and about ten seconds.

Then, after they sit for a few minutes, you see things starting to get really juicy…

That’s when you then layer the raspberries atop a quickly prepared shortbread crust waiting patiently nearby in a baking dish.

These raspberry crumble bars are perfect with coffee or tea for a quick breakfast—and they make for a lovely late night treat, too!

Look at all those yummy juices…

Then, gently press the rest of the shortbread crumble mixture on top of the raspberries—almost covering them, but not smushing them.

These raspberry crumble bars are perfect with coffee or tea for a quick breakfast—and they make for a lovely late night treat, too!

Off to the oven it goes!

And then, after about forty-five minutes, when the raspberry insides are bubbly and the top is golden brown, it’s time to take the raspberry crumble bars out and let them cool on a rack.

Completely.

These raspberry crumble bars are perfect with coffee or tea for a quick breakfast—and they make for a lovely late night treat, too!

Cooling completely is necessary and also terribly difficult!

Because … um … yum!

But, cutting the bars too soon can result in a messy raspberry catastrophe, not to mention the searing burn from a piping hot raspberries and juices will scar your mouth like no other.

So, once they’re cool, go ahead and cut them into squares to make for easy grab-and-go treats.

I like to chill mine even further in the fridge before cutting with my chef’s knife, because it makes the process that much simpler, clean and more precise.

These raspberry crumble bars are perfect with coffee or tea for a quick breakfast—and they make for a lovely late night treat, too!

Hello dessert!

I mean, breakfast!

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Raspberry Crumble Bars

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

These raspberry crumble bars are perfect with coffee or tea for a quick breakfast—and they make for a lovely late night treat, too!

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 stick Cold Salted Butter (cubed)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 pint Raspberries
  • 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 1/8 cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter a 9x9" glass baking dish and set it aside.
  • Combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Add the butter and the egg, and then use a fork, your fingers, or a pastry cutter (if you have one) to incorporate the butter into the dry ingredients. The mixture is good to go when it reaches a coarse crumble.
  • Press 1/2 of the crumb mixture into the bottom of the baking dish.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the lime juice, 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch. Add the raspberries and gently toss them to coat.
  • Layer all the raspberries on top of the crumb mixture in the baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture on top - it should be enough to almost cover the raspberries.
  • Bake the raspberry crumble bars for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the raspberries are bubbly and the top is golden brown.
  • Let the bars cool completely before cutting - I refrigerated mine overnight.
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    Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mojito, inspiration for another tattoo and time to finish my novel.

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