Raspberry Almond Bars

3 cups flour

1 1/4 cup sugar, divided

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces

2 eggs

1 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 cup finely chopped almonds

1 tablespoon cornstarch

4 cups raspberries, washed and patted dry


Preheat oven to 375 and line a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with foil. Grease or spray the foil.


Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter until it is a course crumble. Stir in the eggs, extract, and almonds. Press 2/3 of the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Reserve 1/3 of the mixture for the topping.


In a separate bowl, combine the raspberries with the 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch. Stir gently, then spread over the crust. Sprinkle with the remaining topping.


Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the topping has a nice golden brown color. 


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