Sweet, tangy, smooth and crunchy; all in one bite. That's what I call a win-win dessert. This Pink Lemonade Crumb Bars will become your favorite go to recipe to welcome the warmer season that's approaching. Super easy to make and carries well to any potluck or gathering. #EasterSweetsWeek
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Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking pan with nonstick foil (like a 13x9xx2 inch pan) or use the one I did. A 9 inch springform pan. I used one from Anolon and love it! In this case I only lined the bottom of the pan with parchment paper since the sides are easy to loosen up.
Crust and Crumbs
Combine the 2 cups of flour, the sugar, almond meal and salt in a food processor, (can also be done by hand using a fork).
Pulse to finely grind the almonds (if using the blanched slivered almonds) and blend the ingredients together.
While the food processor is running, add the melted butter and vanilla extract.
Reserve 2/3 cup of the crumbs mixture. Set aside.
Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of prepared pan.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, with your hands (or a fork), blend 2 tablespoons of flour into the mixture you have set aside.
While the crust is baking, lets start the filling mixture.
In a medium-size bowl, whisk sugar and flour. Then add the eggs, raspberry preserve, lemon zest and lemon juice. Whisk until well combined.
Remove crust from the oven and pour filling over the crust. Return to the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Note: If using the 9 inch springform pan, bake for 20 minutes.
Sprinkle crumbs over the top and bake an additional 15 mintues. Once baked, remove from the oven and cool in a rack.
Once cooled enough, place in the fridge and refrigerate before cutting into bars.
Refrigerate any remaining, or until packaging, or serving.
Enjoy this amazing sweet and tangy dessert. You'll love the bright flavors.
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