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Raspberry Bars on Le Creuset Platter

Almond Raspberry Bars

This is a recipe for almond flavored Raspberry Bars. These raspberry dessert bars are made with raspberry jam, Chambord Liqueur and complimented with slivered almonds and a buttery almond flavored short-bread type crust. An easy recipe year round, but with the deep red color of the raspberry jam. especially nice for Christmas or Valentines Day. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Raspberry Bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 635 kcal
Author Lea Ann, Cooking On The Ranch


  • Crust:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter divided
  • Filling:
  • 2 cups raspberry preserves
  • 1/4 cup Chambord liqueur
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 7 ounces almond paste
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds
  • Icing:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all crust ingredients in a food processor and quickly pulse until crumbly. Pat crust into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch glass pan. Bake for 20 minutes or untill ight golden brown. Remove from oven.

  2. For filling: Mix preserves and Chambord liqueur together and spread on top of crust.

  3. To prepare topping: Combine flour, sugar, almond paste, and butter in a food processor and quickly pulse until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling and top with sliced almonds. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Filling will still be jiggly, but will set up as it cools. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.

  4. Stir together all icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle icing over the bars while still in the pan. Cool completely in refrigerator before cutting into bars. Use a very sharp knife. 

Recipe Notes

These bars can be hard to cut. I have found a very sharp serrated knife cuts through the almond topping without the almonds flying all over the counter.

Nutrition Facts
Almond Raspberry Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 635 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 188mg5%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 595IU12%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.