barscookiesdessertraspberriesrecipes April 18, 2011

Swedish Raspberry Almond Bars

3/4 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
3 egg whites
6 T sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 cup sliced almonds, divided
Additional powdered sugar
 In a large bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.  Gradually add flour and mix well.  Press onto the bottom of a greased 9X13” pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Spread jam over crust.  In a large bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.  Gradually beat in sugar 1 T at a time, on high until stiff peaks form.  Fold in coconut and 1/2 cup almonds.  Spread over jam.  Sprinkle with remaining almonds.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.  Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar if desired.  Yummy!!!!