Delicious Jammy Raspberry Crumble Bars have a buttery shortbread oats base with is topped with a jammy raspberry filling and the final layer is equally buttery and cakey. These Raspberry Crumble Bars are so juicy and berry-full, bursting with summer flavors in every bite.
Hello people, Before this Summer says goodbye, I just had to bring y'all my favorite summer dessert - Raspberry Crumble Bars. Jammy and sweet layer of Raspberry Jam, sandwiched between 2 layers of buttery crust made with Flour, Oats, Butter, and Sugar are oh so good...!
I have been wanting to bake these Raspberry Crumble Bars for the longest time. This is so easy and so very delicious. A perfect summer dessert, which is so commonly made in every home. Also, it's perfectly buttery and delicious, reminds you of your childhood memories! Such an old-fashioned recipe but so good every time...
If you know me, then you know how excited I am to bake with Berries. Be it my ever-popular Blueberry Crumb Cake or My Strawberry Mousse Cups, or my Very Berry Lasagna, baking with Berries is always fun. In fact, I love Berry desserts more than Chocolate Desserts.
These Raspberry Crumble Bars are a summer special, which you cannot go wrong with! These are especially perfect for Mother's Day. Although, my Mom is just not a Berry lover and no matter how much sugar I add, it's always sour for her. She's more of a Chocolate Lover. However, I still think you should make this for Mother's Day. It's just so so so good.
The 3 Layers
Actually, you might want to call it just 2 layers. The lower crust and upper streusel are the same. I had made some Buttery streusel with Oats, Flour and Sugar. I saved some for the top layer and that's all about the top layer. But this turned out to be so good, kinda better than my expectation.
Many people prefer making a separate layer for the streusel. Well, I certainly think it is unnecessary. It's such an easy recipe and an extra layer will complicate a simple recipe for no reason. Its the summers and there's no harm in reducing your workload as long as you get to enjoy these Raspberry Bars at its best.
The top layer is just like any crumble dessert. Fluffy and cakey. The key to the bet crumble top is not to overdo the oats. You want it a little cakey!
The lower crust must have a wet sand-like texture when you're layering it at the bottom of your Pan. If it is too dry, you might want to add some more melted butter to it.
The Raspberry Filling
While Raspberry Crumble Bars are easily done with a raspberry filling, I went ahead and added some more frozen Raspberries in the jam, along with some Cornstarch, some Lime Juice, and some Sugar.
I mixed everything until my berries were mushy and the filling was thick, over very low heat. And then, I got the pan off the flame and cooled it, before adding it to my center layer.
You might want to add some fresh raspberries as well. This technique of cooking Raspberry with Cornstarch and Sugar until it thickens is actually the way of making the Raspberry Pie Filling.
The Raspberry Jam is an added Bonus which enhances the flavors. Also, when you heat the jam, it thins out and distributes the flavors evenly. Also, that hint of Lime works wonders in my Raspberry Filling.
Have you tried my Salted Caramel Apple Bars yet?
So, this is all about this deliciously Jammy Raspberry Crumble Bars. I hope you liked this recipe and shall make this. If you make this recipe, then please rate this recipe and tag me with #recipemagik on Instagram. Also, comment all your doubts and opinions below.
Jammy Raspberry Crumble Bars
- 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- ½ Cup Oats
- 1 Cup Cold Butter Cubes I used salted butter
- ½ teaspoon Salt only if you are using unsalted butter
- 1 Cup Raspberry Jam
- Preheat the oven to 350F or 180 C
- In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, cold butter cubes, and oats. Use a pastry blender or your hands to bring it to a coarse meal-like consistency.
- Pour half of the flour mixture in a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Reserve some of it for the topping.Pour one cup Raspberry Jam and spread it out evenly with a spoon or spatula.Now sprinkle the remaining flour mixture on the jammy layer.
- Bake this in a preheated oven at 350°F or 180°C for 30-32 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.Bring it down to room temperature and cut into bars. Serve.