oh yummmm… did you ever have a dessert and ask someone to give you the recipe for it and they never did? yea, this happened. I wanted to then find my own go-to recipe for crumble bars. I love raspberry so i decided to go with raspberry preserves, next time maybe apricot? mmmmm!!!! enjoy this because it was really easy. I’m sure ice cream on top of this is probably SO delicious, but ice cream on top of anything is right?
Raspberry Crumble Bars
2 sticks butter, softened, plus more for greasing the pan
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup cooking oats
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup Raspberry Preserves – or more if you want
Preheat the oven to 350. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan.
Add the flour, both the sugars, oats and salt to a bowl in your stand mixer. Add in the butter and beaten egg and beat the mixture at low speed. You’ll see it start to crumble a little. Stop the machine and scrape the bowl down a couple of times if need be. Keep mixing until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 2 cups of the crumb mixture for our topping.
Press the crumb mixture that was in our mixing bowl into the bottom the prepared pan. Make sure to press into the sides of the pan to form a crust. Spread the Raspberry Preserves over top, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Crumble the rest of the oat mixture over the preserves making sure that no preserves are visible.
Bake in the oven until lightly browned, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars or they will drag like pb+j!