Thursday, March 13, 2014

Raspberry Apricot Crumb Bars

I found this great recipe online yesterday for Raspberry Apricot Crumb Bars. Since I've given up chocolate for Lent I have been seriously craving sweet treats at night. I thought these might be a good way to satisfy that craving without eating an entire bag of candy!

I made a few adaptations from the original recipe. This is such an easy recipe to throw together. It absolutely satisfied my sweet craving!


2 cups plus 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup raspberry jam
1/2 cup apricot preserves


Heat oven to 350F (175C). Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter. Put to the side. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Add melted butter and vanilla and mix well to form a soft dough. Remove 1/3 cup of dough and set aside. Press the remaining dough into the bottom of the baking dish and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. In a small bowl, combine the raspberry jam and apricot preserves. Spread jam mixture over baked crust. Crumble reserved dough over the top of jam. Return to oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan on rack. Once cooled, cut into squares. Makes approximately 10 squares. 

Happy Baking!

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