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These Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares will get rave reviews if you are generous enough to share a few!

Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares on a small round white plate

Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares

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.

You 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 among aforementioned pie, brownies and s’mores pie.

Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares stacked on a small plate with fresh raspberries

Do Raspberry Bars Freeze Well?

You can store these raspberry squares up to 5 days in the refrigerator in a sealed container. I have not frozen this particular recipe, but generally you can freeze cookie bars and squares for up to 3 months. I’d suggest defrosting them in the refrigerator. Note that the streusel topping might soften a bit as it defrosts.

Tips for Making These Versatile Raspberry Squares

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.
  • If using frozen berries, add the full 2 tablespoons of flour as frozen berries tend to ooze more juices when baking.
  • Once you know how to “cut” cold butter into dry ingredients, these raspberry squares are a snap to make.
  • To “cut” you can use a hand held pastry blender, a few pulses in a food processor, a couple knives or even your fingers. You’ll want a nice cornmeal like texture with a few small pea sized pieces that you can pinch into various sized crumbs.
  • Feel free to swap out the raspberries for blueberries or even blackberries. Just use the corresponding jam to brush on the crust.
  • Serve at room temperature, but they will cut easier after chilling in the refrigerator.

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!

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Yield: 16 servings

Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares

Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares

These terrific Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares have a buttery crust, raspberry filling and a yummy streusel topping!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 42 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into pieces

Berry Filling:

  • 1/4 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
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 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 a 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 the 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.

Notes

Adapted from Stonewall Kitchen Favorites.

 

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39 comments on “Streusel Topped Raspberry Squares”

  1. 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 😀

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

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

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

  25. LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!

  26. Theese are gorgeous! I love raspberry and these squares are must be delicious! I’m pinning it to my ‘to try’ board! 🙂 – Love, Anna

  27. Dear Lizzy, these look perfect with the beautiful with the buttery crust and stresuel topping! Perfect treat! xoxo, Catherine

  28. Hi! If I’m using frozen berries, should I thaw them before making this?

  29. Delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!

  30. These might have been made for a picnic in July nut they sound perfect for the Christmas season. So yummy with that buttery shortbread and my favorite raspberries. Delicious!

  31. Pretty sure everything tastes better with a streusel topping! I know someone who is going to love this recipe, and I can’t wait to share it! It did not disappoint!

  32. These were such a hit at our school fundraiser!!

  33. Love anything with streusel topping!

  34. I make these for all occasions! They are always a crowd pleaser.

  35. Love raspberry anything! The streusel takes these over the top.

  36. Just in time for the raspberry season! I made a batch of these yesterday and they were so good. The streusel topping was 1000% amazing.

  37. These are amazing! The perfect balance of sweet and tart. We served ours with ice cream yum!

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