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Raspberry Dream Bars Recipe

Raspberry Dream Bars
Posted by: Jan Taylor Tue, 11 May 2004, at 4:04 p.m.

1-1/4 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 can raspberries or fresh
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cp flaked coconut
3/4 cup chopped nuts

Sift together 1-1/4 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Cream together butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in lemon juice. Cut in flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press firmly in bottom of an ungreased 9x9 inch baking pan. Bake in a 350*oven for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool cookie layer in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Spread raspberries evenly over cookie layer. Blend together eggs, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour and vanilla. Stir in coconut and nuts. Spread coconut mixture over raspberries. Return to oven and bake 30-35 minutes longer, or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes, then cut into small rectangular bars. Cool 30 minutes longer before removing from pan.



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