Raspberry Crumb Bars with Lemon Glaze

I’m trying to make it a recurring theme to bring goodies to our weekly management meeting. It’s been going pretty well so far. It also reminds me to get in the kitchen–something I love to do, but don’t do nearly enough. For the past two years, I’ve been collecting recipes I want to try. This week’s treat was a good one, if I don’t say so myself! Raspberry crumb bars with a lemon glaze. Yes, it’s as it good as it sounds. Making a crumb bar was slightly intimidating for me, but it turned out to be fairly simple. I tweaked the original recipe that this is based on, including using whole-wheat flour to up the fiber! 

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Raspberry Crumb Bars with Lemon Glaze

Yields 20
A delicious tart treat just over 100 calories


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Prep Time
15 min

Cook Time
34 min

Prep Time
15 min

Cook Time
34 min

For the bars
  1. 1 2/3 cups whole-wheat flour
  2. 2 tbsp water
  3. 1/4 tsp salt
  4. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  5. 5 tbsp butter, at room temp
  6. 3 tbsp brown sugar
  7. 2 tsbp granulated sugar
  8. 1 egg yolk
  9. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  10. zest of 1 lemon
  11. 2/3 cup raspberry jam
For the lemon glaze
  1. 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  2. 2 tbsp lemon juice
  3. lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and grease up a 8×8 baking pan or dish
  2. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in small bowl
  3. In a larger bowl, mix butter and sugars until nice and smooth (you can use electric mixer if you want)
  4. Beat in the egg yolk, vanilla and lemon zest until mixed through
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture, pouring some of that water in between. It should resemble coarse crumbs
  6. Spread 2/3 of the batter into your dish and then spread the raspberry jam as evenly as you can across the whole thing (this can be tough as the crumble wants to stick to the jam and roll with it)
  7. Pour the rest of the batter on top of the jam layer
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden on the top
  9. While it bakes, make the glaze–just mix the powdered sugar, lemon juice and zest
  10. When the bars are done, let them cool for 10-15 minutes and then drizzle that delicious glaze! Allow it to set and you’re done!
Adapted from Damn Delicious
Adapted from Damn Delicious
hungry and fit http://hungryandfit.com/

 Pretty simple, huh? And pretty DELICIOUS too! I’m pretty proud of achieving this one. You can play with the recipe as you want–change the flour, the jam, have fun with it! These will definitely go in my permanent recipe book…in my mind. Enjoy the recipe! And as always…stay hungry and fit!

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