By Kevin Williams
This is another one of the baked beauties I picked up at an Amish bakery last week: ice raspberry bars. Mmmmm, mmmmm, these were GOOD. They were moist and tasted a lot like a coffeecake in their consistency. Some people recommend adding a dash of lemon juice to the icing instead of vanilla. I'm sure whichever you choose, it'll be delicious.
Raspberries, by the way, are popular overall in Amish kitchens when they are in season. The fruit show up in jams, spreads, coffeecakes, and bars like these. Some even make raspberry ice cream, which sounds wonderful on a warm day.
Enjoy these bars!
- 3 c all purpose flour
- 1½ c granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1 c butter
- 1 large egg, slightly beaten
- 12 oz fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1¼ c granulated sugar
- ¼ c water
- 3 tablespoon cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon grated lemon peel
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1¼ c powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 tablespoon butter
- In a large mixing bowl combine flour, 1½ c sugar, baking soda, and ½ teaspoon peel.
- Cut in chilled butter and the egg until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Reserve 2 cups of the mixture and press the rest evenly into ungreased 15½ x 10½ inch jelly roll pan to form base.
- Bake for 8 minutes
- In 2 quart saucepan combine filling ingredients.
- Cook over medium-high heat until raspberry (if frozen, are defrosted and thickened)filling is thickened, stirring frequently.
- Spread filling evenly over the base.
- Sprinkle reserve flour mixture evenly over the filling.
- Bake for additional 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool slightly.
- In small mixing bowl combine icing ingredients
- Stir until smooth.
- Using spoon or pastry bag with small round tip drizzle icing over warm bars.
- Cool completely before cutting.
Raspberries in any form or fashion are wonderfull! Makes me want to go to the grocery and get some....I have to find some reasonably priced so I can freeze some.....5 stars for sure..
They look delicious!! I am going to pick some raspberries this weekend and am going to try these. Yum!
Okay, raspberries are putting up strong reader numbers today, so maybe I'll keep them on the Amish365 menu!:)
These raspberry bars look delicious. I love any and all things raspberry. I will be making these soon!
I'm not sure about anyone else, but you can post raspberry recipes every day as far as I'm concerned.
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Keep those zucchini recipes coming! They may be bland, but how versatile they are! My family loves zucchini bread, cake, pickles, casseroles, etc., etc. and how much more economical could they be when they are so plentiful.
The raspberry bars look and sound delicious, but at $2.50 per half pint, I will not be making many/any.
I grow raspberries at home and they never ever make it into the house. They're devoured right there in the garden by my family. I've yet to try some. This recipe sounds familiar and if the berries make it into my house I'll have to try this. Looks yummy without a doubt.
Sounds very yummy!
I love the raspberry recipes....just saying!