Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares

Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares

A Dessert for Everyone

Bill is not a fan of the grasshopper pie I make every 4th of July. We had a new guest this year, 7 year old Evan, who was happy to pick up the slack and eat Bill’s helping. See, everyone loves that frozen dessert…except the mint phobic hubby. Anyway, to appease the hubby’s sweet tooth, I added these Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares as one of my contributions to our neighborhood pitch in. And it was my preferred dessert amongst aforementioned pie, brownies and s’mores pie.

Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares

These Raspberry Squares Can Be Made Year Round

Buttery crust, jammy filling with a double dose of berries and a streusel topping created  three layers of yumminess. These were scrumptious with peak of the season raspberries, but they can be baked up all year round using frozen berries. Once you know how to “cut” cold butter into dry ingredients, these raspberry squares are a snap to make. And you might even be able to rationalize that these are a “healthier” dessert since  they are chock full of  berries. Well, that might be a bit of a stretch… Just don’t think of the calories and enjoy!

We Are Going on a Picnic…

So let’s go on a picnic, a virtual picnic that is! Enjoy yourself as you visit each of these great sites as they have something good for you to enjoy during our picnic!
Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares
Ingredients
Adapted from Stonewall Kitchen Favorites
Crust:
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into pieces
Berry Filling:
  • ¼ cup raspberry jam, with or without seeds
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons flour
Topping:
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. Make crust by combining ¾ cup flour, powdered sugar, salt and 6 tablespoons of butter. Cut butter into dry ingredients till the butter is the size of small peas (may use pastry blender or even food processor). Sprinkle the mixture into the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch pan. Press onto bottom of pan using your hands. Bake 10-12 minutes or till just starting to brown.
  3. Make the filling by melting the jam in a small saucepan or the microwave.
  4. Gently mix the raspberries with 1-2 tablespoons of flour (I just used 1 tablespoon with fresh berries). Set aside.
  5. Make the streusel topping by mixing the remainder of the butter, flour and brown sugar using a pastry blender or food processor just till combined and crumbly.
  6. When crust is done, remove from oven and using pastry brush or back of a spoon, spread jam over the surface. Top with berries, then sprinkle with streusel topping.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes or till berries are bubbling and topping is brown. Cool completely before cutting.
This recipe can easily be doubled and baked in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Baking times remain the same.
Total time: 1½ hours
Yield: 16 servings

Comments

  1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Boy that looks good Liz! I’d gladly put another pot of coffee on for a piece:@)

  2. I love how simple these are. I’m sure my family will love them!

  3. Those look like delicious bites of summer to me! Berry desserts are the best. :)

  4. Oh wow do these sound good I would love to have them in my picnic basket!!!

  5. I’m always looking for ways to use those beautiful summer berries. These look amazing, Liz! I want a piece of your grasshopper pie, too :)

  6. I love baking with fruit. Your raspberry bars look wonderful, plus they have streusel on top which make them even more yummy.

  7. Oh. YUM. I’m a sucker for anything with berries!

  8. What lovely little bars. I’d love to be on a picnic where these are served … pinning! :)

  9. It was so good of you to make an extra dessert for Bill. Your raspberry squares must have added a lot of colour to your table – they’re very pretty xx

  10. I love Stonewall recipes and products. I love what you’ve done with the raspberry squares and these would be fantastic at a picnic. It’s freezing here today so I’ll eat mine inside please.

  11. Aw Lizzy I love these radpberries squares!:)

  12. You have some great raspberry recipes, Liz. These streusel bars look divine.

  13. Think a 13 x 9 pan will be required for these luscious squares, Liz. Such a good wife you are to appease Bill’s sweet tooth…And you’re right berries make it a healthy dessert =)

  14. Love raspberries and this would be so good to take along for a picnic…

  15. Delicious! This is a perfect sweet treat for a summer picnic. Thanks for bringing it to our virtual picnic!

  16. I need to make some of these and pronto!

    ela h.

  17. These raspberries squares look addictive, delicious looking recipe :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  18. I’m excited, I can’t have refined sugar, this recipe has very little. I so need to make this recipe!!! It sounds soooo good right now! Yum, Hugs, Terra

  19. Gorgeous!!

  20. I am all over crazy in love with this dessert! That streusel looks amazing!

  21. I looooooooove these squares :) They look fantastic and my mouth is watering
    I make similar with strawberry and would love to try with raspberry, we just hardly have them here.

  22. I tasted my first raspberry streusel bars when I lived in AZ and hired a catering firm for to feed everyone during our marketing campaign meetings. I’ve never found a good recipe through all of these years…..but with your endorsement, Liz, this recipe exceeds what I’ve been looking for! Thank you!

  23. Anything with streusel topping is a winner in my book especially ones full of berries. So glad you made them for Bill & shared them with us too – they look absolutely delicious!

  24. Anything with streusel and I’m sold. Add berries and I’ll take two, please!

  25. Lizzy,
    I’m with your husband on this one. I’m mint-phobic too but these bars are right up my alley.
    Annamaria

Trackbacks

  1. […] What’s On The List? Baking Beauty Seduction in the Kitchen The Kitchen Chopper That Skinny Chick Can Bake Marlys This & That 365ish Days of Pinterest The Baking […]

  2. […] I added these Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares as one of my contributions to our neighborhood pitch in.  […]

  3. […] Spoonfuls What’s On The List? Baking Beauty Seduction in the Kitchen The Kitchen Chopper That Skinny Chick Can Bake Marlys This & That 365ish Days of Pinterest The Baking […]

  4. […] Spoonfuls What’s On The List? Baking Beauty Seduction in the Kitchen The Kitchen Chopper That Skinny Chick Can Bake Marlys This & That 365ish Days of Pinterest The Baking […]

  5. […] Spoonfuls What’s On The List? Baking Beauty Seduction in the Kitchen The Kitchen Chopper That Skinny Chick Can Bake Marlys This & That 365ish Days of Pinterest The Baking […]

  6. […] style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”> <b><a href=”http://www.thatskinnychickcanbake.com/2014/07/streusel-topped-raspberry-squares.html&#8221; target=”_blank”>That Skinny Chick Can Bake</a></b></div> […]

  7. […] Spoonfuls What’s On The List? Baking Beauty Seduction in the Kitchen The Kitchen Chopper That Skinny Chick Can Bake Marlys This & That 365ish Days of Pinterest The Baking […]

  8. […] The crumble bars have minimal sugar added, yet the bars hold a perfect balance of sweetness from the cherries. This recipe could easily be diabetic-friendly and made gluten free. Remember, I do love making my recipes easy to alter, along with easy to make. My inspiration for this recipe came from That Skinny Chick Can Bake’s gorgeous Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares. […]

  9. […] Spoonfuls What’s On The List? Baking Beauty Seduction in the Kitchen The Kitchen Chopper That Skinny Chick Can Bake Marlys This & That 365ish Days of Pinterest The Baking Wives This entry was posted in […]

Speak Your Mind

*