Raspberry Dream Bars

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The classic dream bar features a gooey topping over a shortbread type base. This recipe has an added middle layer of raspberry jam.

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Raspberry Dream Bars

Joan Donogh
Gooey walnut topping covers a raspberry jam filling over a shortbread type base.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20



  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts



  • Combine flour, baking soda, and sugars. Cut in butter - use food processor or blend with a pastry blender.
  • Beat egg and milk together. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture. Mix to combine.
  • Pat into a greased 9 inch square pan.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 375 degrees F. Remove from oven and spread jam over top.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350.


  • Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in egg yolks. Add salt, vanilla and chopped walnuts.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into the creamed mixture.
  • Spread evenly over the jam. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes.



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