Raspberry Almond Bars with Gluten Free Substitutions

Raspberry Almond Bars with Gluten Free Substitutions

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 12-oz. pkg. white chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (GF use Domata)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ½ cup raspberry jam or red raspberry preserves
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter.
  2. Remove from the heat; cool for about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add 1 cup chips (do not stir).
  4. In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs until foamy; add sugar and almond extract.
  5. Add chip mixture to bowl with eggs.
  6. Combine flour and salt; add to egg mixture just until combined. (I use a wooden spoon).
  7. Spread half of the batter into a greased 9-inch square baking pan.
  8. Bake at 325° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. (Mine took 30 minutes before it was set up enough and I was doubling the recipe).
  10. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt jam; spread over warm crust.
  11. Spread jam leaving about ?” edge so jam does not adhere to side edge of pan.
  12. Stir remaining chips into the remaining batter; drop by teaspoonfuls over the jam layer.
  13. Sprinkle with almonds.
  14. Bake for 30-35 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. (Mine took 40-45 minutes for a double batch).
  15. Cool on a wire rack.
  16. Cut into bars.