Raspberry Custard Bars with an Almond Shortbread Crust is one of those desserts that can easily turn into breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up. Creamy, tangy and lots of nutty! There’s nothing as delicious as an almond shortbread crust to host a creamy custard and fresh raspberries. This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Raspberry Custard Bars with an almond crust

The weather has been absolute beautiful with some days hotter than others. Which makes us all crave all the berries we can get our hands on. Whenever we head to the local market all we turn towards to are the fresh fruit stands. You can make just about any dessert, treat or drink with a handful of fresh fruits.

Raspberry Custard Bars with an almond crust

Raspberry Custard Bars with an almond crust

Raspberry Custard Bars with an Almond Shortbread Crust

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Creamy, tangy and nutty bars perfect for summer. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and invite your friends over for a treat!


Almond Shortbread Crust

  • 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 6 tablespoons Almond Flour
  • 2 tablepoons 2 teaspoons Sugar, we used Dixie Crystals
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 tablespoons Butter, cold

Custard Filling

  • 1/3 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tablespoons 2 teaspoons All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 large Egg, room temperature
  • 1 large Egg Yolk, room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon Freshly Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract, we used Adam's Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Amaretto or Brandy
  • 6 ounces Fresh Raspberries


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together all purpose flour, almond flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cut the butter into roughly pea sized pieces over the flour mixture. Knead the mixture with your hands until a coarse dough forms.
  3. Press the dough into a long rectangle tart pan (14x4.5 inches) until it is evenly distributed and flat. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  4. In the meantime start the custard. Warm the cream in a medium-size pot over low heat. Add the flour, sugar, salt, cornstarch, and butter. Mix well. Continue to warm the mixture, stilling constantly until it is hot but not boiling.
  5. Place the egg and egg yolk in a medium-size pot over low heat. Slowly ladle some of the cream mixture into the egg mixture, whisking all the time. Continue adding the cream to the eggs in this gradual manner until half of the cream mixture has been blended into the egg mixture.
  6. Pour the egg mixture back into the cream mixture and whisk well. Allow the custard to thicken for 3 minutes over very low heat, whisking constantly. Never allow the mixture to boil. Remove from the heat, stir in the freshly ground nutmeg, add in the vanilla extract and amaretto or brandy.
  7. Layers half of the fresh raspberries on the crust, pour the custard over them and finish by topping the remaining raspberries over. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the custard is set.
  8. Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before serving. Note: Raspberry Custard Bars with an almond shortbread crust is perfect paired with coffee, hot cocoa or a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Raspberry Custard Bars with an almond crust

We have joined some amazing friends that like you are passionate about summer and desserts! Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we’ve got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y’all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!

There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

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Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1)Keurig® K-Select® Coffee Maker





Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Adams Poundcake Kit, Adams Best, Adams Lemon Extract, Adams Natural Food Color, and Adams Cinnamon Sugar



Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips



Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!


Prize #4 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Square Springform Pan

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 7th – July 14th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

For this recipe we used Dixie Crystals pure cane sugar and Adam’s Extract Twice as Strong Vanilla Extract. Give them some love and check their sites for a list of products and more inspiration.

Raspberry Custard Bars with an almond crust

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Raspberry Custard Bars with an almond crust

Hope you enjoyed this Raspberry Custard Bars with an Almond Shortbread Crust treat and can’t wait to hear from you when you make it at home. What’s your go-to fruit to enjoy during summer time? We love making these raspberry custard bars any time of the day!