Graham Raspberry Lime Fruit Crumb Bar

January 30, 2017

Author Notes: We've become a little obsessed with these fruit bars. This version we made for bookclub and the raspberry and lime combo was amazing. Sweet and tart with a little floral note from the almond extract. The graham flour was an experiment and it gave the bars a nice chew, and a slightly more dense bite which pared well with some Vanilla Ice cream!Rebecca and Ruth

Makes: one 8 inch cake pan or one 8 inch square pyrex

Ingredients

Crumble Layer

  • 1 cup Graham Flour
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cold Butter, diced
  • 1 Egg, whisked
  • Zest of one Lime

Fruit Filling

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • juice of one Lime
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups Raspberries
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees
  2. Grease an 8’ inch cake or Pyrex baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl mix flour, graham flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and lime zest.
  4. Add the diced cold butter and egg to the dry ingredients, cutting it all in with a pastry cutter or fork. You can also use your fingers to break up any large pieces of butter.
  5. Once the mixture resembles crumbs, press half into the pan.
  6. In another bowl, add sugar, limejuice, cornstarch and almond extract and mix, then, carefully stir in berries.
  7. Spread fruit with juices evenly on top of dough and sprinkle with remaining dough. You want some fruit peeking out. Bake 40 minutes until fruit is bubbling and top is brown.
  8. Cool before slicing.

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Reviews (6) Questions (0)

6 Reviews

Mary B. February 15, 2017
how long do you bake this?<br />
 
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Rebecca A. February 15, 2017
So sorry, fixed the recipe and it takes about 40 minutes
 
Mary B. February 15, 2017
thanks! 10 minutes to go :)
 
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Rebecca A. February 15, 2017
let us know how it turns out!
 
Mary B. February 17, 2017
It's delicious! I used a larger baking dish that recommended, so I didn't have quite enough of the crust left for the top, so I threw what was left in the food processor with some salted almonds and sweetened coconut and used that as a topping. It was perfect. Fast, easy and delicious, and I'm excited to try it with some other fruits. Also -- i made the crust in the food processor too, which significantly cut down prep time and work!<br />
 
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Rebecca A. February 21, 2017
the coconut sounds like a great addition!! we will try that!<br />