Raspberry Bar Recipe

Posted on Apr 15 2015 - 11:51pm by Susan Bewley

Raspberry Bar Recipe Feature

How many of you are glad taxes are over? I will admit, I was one of those people who waited until the eleventh hour to do her taxes and was frantic to get everything done when I realized I was going to pay in this year. To say the least, this girl is cuddling with her favorite dog and trying to avoid her bank account since it is a lot smaller than it was this morning. At least I know I won’t have to deal with it until next year. While my friends are planning on how they are going to spend their tax refund, I am going to enjoy spending some quality time in my kitchen making delicious treats. Sweet things help get rid of tax blues, right?

One of the yummy creations I made today to help deal with taxes were these raspberry bars. As I told you guys previously, I am a big fan of berries. While I am hoping to use fresh raspberries nextΒ time, I was just getting rid of items in the fridge to preparation for purchasing more fruits and veggies. To say the least, these yummy bars truly hit the spot and made staying in tonight a bit more amazing.Β  I will also admit that I was still filing my taxes while they were baking, so the house smelled great as I was dealing with one of the biggest stressors of the year!

Want to try this awesome Raspberry Bar Recipe for yourself? Make sure to check out the recipe below. Don’t worry, it really is easy! Make sure to tell us what you think of this yummy recipe below!

Note: Special thanks to my friends Krista from Adventures of Country Divas for helping me with this recipe and pictures!

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Raspberry Bar Recipe
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Cuisine: Dessert
Recipe type: Pastry
  • 1 Cup of Pure Cane Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup of Shortening (Crisco)
  • 1 Egg (room temperature)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ½ Tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1 Jar of Raspberry Preserve
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 Degrees.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 Baking Pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Add the shortening and egg to the dry mixture.
  5. Hand mix the batter until it has a crumbling texture.
  6. Divide the Dough in two separate bowls.
  7. Take the first half of the dough and cover the bottom of the baking dish. Make sure it is spread out and pressed evenly.
  8. Cover the layer of dough with the raspberry preserve. Make sure it is spread out evenly.
  9. Gently add the other have the dough. Don't press it down, just crumble it over the preserve.
  10. Bake for 35 - 45 minutes or until the top of the mixture is slightly brown.



Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

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  1. Sally April 16, 2015 at 12:14 am - Reply

    These look so good! I love raspberries and and so does my dad so we will be eating these!!

  2. dilip yadav April 16, 2015 at 1:48 am - Reply

    thanks for it

  3. dilip yadav April 16, 2015 at 1:49 am - Reply

    hey thanks for the recipe
    this is very useful for me
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  4. Char April 16, 2015 at 2:23 am - Reply

    This looks delicious! I wonder if there is a low carb alternative, though? I try to eat low carb, and low sugar.

  5. Barb Stenby April 16, 2015 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for this delicious recipe! I am having some people over for coffee and I am so making these!

  6. katie smith April 16, 2015 at 10:51 am - Reply

    why must i see this first thing in the morning…. do you deliver! lol looks yummy

  7. lisa April 16, 2015 at 11:35 am - Reply

    I love fresh berries. Especially strawberry and raspberries. This recipe sounds pretty good. I might try a dusting of powdered sugar on top or a light glaze.

  8. Laurie P April 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    This is a great recipe to make for mothers day!

  9. Jasmine Stanford April 16, 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    This looks amazing, I might have to cook this for my next family get together

  10. Dana Rodriguez April 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious.I love raspberries so I will be making this recipe!

  11. Alison Gibb April 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    I love raspberry bars! They make me think of Spring!!

  12. Nicole Acuna April 16, 2015 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    This looks like its to die for!! The raspberry is perfecty for spring/summer and im actually planning on making this on Sunday for my family. Thanks so much for posting this!

  13. Sandra Watts April 16, 2015 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    That looks so very good. I can’t wait to get out and pick some fresh berries this year.

  14. Nena Sinclair April 16, 2015 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    This looks so delicious! I pinned it and I’ll be making it very soon! I think I will also try it with other fruit preserves as well! πŸ™‚

  15. Amy P April 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    These do look easy to make. I wonder if I could make them work with some huckleberries I have in my freezer…

  16. Deborah Dorris April 16, 2015 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    These look great and would be so yummy with them having raspberry.

  17. laura rubenstein April 16, 2015 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    This is amazing! I have never seen a raspberry bar look so good!

  18. Shannon Medlin April 16, 2015 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    I bet you can use just about any fruit for this. I could see strawberries, rhubarb or blackberries!

  19. Dianna Davis April 17, 2015 at 11:37 am - Reply

    oh I am so glad the taxes are done, and we get a little back, enough to go to dinner and a movie at least– THis looks yummy– and so easy– I think I have everything to make it too. Thanks for sharing

  20. Lisa M. April 17, 2015 at 11:56 am - Reply

    These look wonderful. A perfect way to relax after getting taxes done on time!

  21. Shar April 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Love, love raspberries! I have a few raspberry dessert recipes but I want to try this one soon – Thanks so much!

  22. Cynthia Knisely April 17, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    I love your Rasberry Recipe

  23. Lisa Ward April 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    I was just looking for a new recipe to make and these sound yummy.. thanks

  24. Marthalynn April 17, 2015 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    These look so amazing! I think I could easily substitute gluten-free flour for this. Since it’s a dense pastry, it should come out just as good. Thanks for making me drool!

  25. denise low April 17, 2015 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    This looks so delicious. Thank you for the information.

  26. Melissa Lawler April 17, 2015 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    These bars look incredible. Raspberry is my favorite and I can’t wait to try a gluten free conversion.

  27. Darah Faye Valledor April 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Yummy! Thanks for this recipe! Glad I read it. πŸ˜€

  28. Betsy Barnes April 17, 2015 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    These Raspberry Bar looks so good! I am always looking for recipes to use fruit, especially in the summer when our farms market is open. πŸ™‚

  29. Illy Junus April 17, 2015 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Looks yummy, maybe i’ll try this weekends

  30. Helen Kempster April 18, 2015 at 12:13 am - Reply

    I love Raspberries!! Cannot wait to try these!

  31. Judy Thomas April 18, 2015 at 12:41 am - Reply

    I cant wait to try this recipe, it sounds so delish! Thank you

  32. mae abigail songco April 18, 2015 at 2:48 am - Reply

    yummy! i’d love to try those, i’ll ask my aunt to make those..

  33. John S. April 18, 2015 at 9:59 am - Reply

    We have a ton of raspberries on our property and never really know what to do with them. This recipe should take care of that! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Angela Warren April 18, 2015 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    YUM YUM YUM ! I will be making this tomorrow. What a great summer recipe using fresh fruit. Thanks for sharing

  35. Danielle Royalegacy April 18, 2015 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    This is just like the raspberry tea cake that we make every Easter except that we add almonds to the top layer.

  36. Joyce McDaniel April 18, 2015 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Like this site. You have the greatest looking deserts. Makes me hungry looking at them.

  37. sunchicka April 19, 2015 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to try these

  38. Lisa April 20, 2015 at 1:31 am - Reply

    hm, this looks delicious! I’ll have to try this out. My normal go to raspberry yummies are usually raspberry kolaches!

  39. Chelsea Rutledge April 25, 2015 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Taxes are no fun! We got an adit for last years taxes and ended up having to pay more! So sad! This would make that all better for sure! πŸ˜‰ plus they look super easy to make and very yummy! πŸ™‚

  40. Helen Kempster April 28, 2015 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    YUM!! pinned this recipe for later and I think this will be my sweet to make for my next coffee day with my besties πŸ™‚

  41. Terri S May 1, 2015 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    WOW! These look so good!! I can’t wait to make them. Thank you for sharing the recipe!!

  42. lisa May 5, 2015 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Raspberry is one of my favorite fruits. These bars are pretty tasty. I’ve had a bit of trouble finding raspberry jam without without seeds though.

  43. Tammy Schweitzer Catterton May 8, 2015 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    I had too pin this recipe my son love raspberry items thanks for sharing yum

  44. Lisa Ehrman May 12, 2015 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    I would love to eat these right now! I’ll need to go some raspberries and make a batch πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!!!

  45. Michele Ash May 13, 2015 at 12:12 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for the Delicious Recipe on Raspberry Bar! This looks so very wonderful! I’ve saved your recipe and want to give it a try once I get some raspberry preserves! I am definitely going to make this! It’s absolutely Wonderful! Thanks again for sharing your recipe with all of us! Thanks again! Michele πŸ™‚

  46. Lisa Ward May 14, 2015 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    I love raspberry bars . Looks like a great recipe. Not to hard to make .

  47. Suzanne Shattuck May 22, 2015 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    These look dilectable! Rasberry bars are my favorite and even being cooking challenged, I think I could even make them

  48. wendy browne May 28, 2015 at 10:25 am - Reply

    I love raspberry bars, especially with oatmeal crumbles. I will have to try this recipe.

  49. Kristin K May 29, 2015 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    I ❀ raspberry anything!! Thank you for shsring the recipe with everyone! I will give it a try, but unfortunately, I am not that great of a baker! But, I will pass on the recipe to those who are!!!

  50. Fee Roberts May 29, 2015 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    I love raspberries! This looks really good, but I would use real raspberries instead.

  51. Dorothy Boucher May 29, 2015 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us. It has been a long time since I made a raspberry square. I will definitely try your recipe πŸ™‚

  52. Nova May 29, 2015 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to try these. Our whole family loves raspberries. Thank you…

  53. Sue M. May 30, 2015 at 11:34 am - Reply

    I love raspberries; these bars look super-yummy! Thanks for posting the recipe!

  54. San May 31, 2015 at 6:06 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to try this after seeing that they look so yummy!

  55. Nicole Dziedzic June 3, 2015 at 12:40 am - Reply

    These are a winner! I love baking treats like this! These would not last long in my house. Awesome treat that is sure to please.

  56. Cindy S. June 7, 2015 at 1:47 am - Reply

    Yummy yum these look good. I am pinning now for future reference!

  57. RANDY FULGHAM June 9, 2015 at 8:13 am - Reply

    i am 60 yrs old and i cant remeber the last time i had raspberry anything, this recipe sounds good,maybe its time to try this…

  58. Sara Trojaniello June 13, 2015 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    I absolutely have to try it! πŸ™‚

  59. ashley c June 27, 2015 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Oh man! I’m not really a raspberry fan, however these sound absolutely delicious.The recipe sounds rather easy as well. Going to book mark it so I can try it one day!

  60. brenda disimone June 28, 2015 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    this looks delicious i wll have to make it soon !

  61. Leela June 29, 2015 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    That looks delicious.

  62. Amy Lovell July 2, 2015 at 6:13 am - Reply

    This looks delicious thanks for sharing this recipe!

  63. Kristin K July 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    It was so difficult for me to choose just 1 recipe to comment on!!! Everything looks so delicious! But, raspberry is my favourite, so I chose this one!!! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!!! I can taste them already!

  64. Christina Strapp Lambert July 8, 2015 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    These look so good! I’m not a fan of raspberries so I wonder if strawberries would be a good substitute?? I have some that need to be used up so I may give this a try.

  65. Ashley Nolan July 10, 2015 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    I love raspberries, this would be a great treat for the family after dinner time. I’ll be sure to make this recipe!

  66. M.Clark August 13, 2015 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    These raspberry bars look delicious. I’d love to try this with strawberry preserves. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  67. Kimberly Flickinger October 5, 2016 at 11:04 am - Reply

    These look delicious, will definitely have to make them!

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