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Raspberry Crunch Bars
1 1/2 c. chilled, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1 1/4 c. rolled oats
1 c. light brown sugar, packed
1 pinch salt
3/4 c. seedless raspberry jam
2 Tbsp raspberry liqueur
1/2 c. chopped almonds
Preheat oven to 375. Generously butter 8" square pan
(parchment line BOTTOM ONLY, if possible)
In food processor, combine butter, flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, and salt and process until crumbly. Press 2/3 of mixture into bottom of prepared pan.
In a small bowl, stir together jam and liqueur. Gently spread jam mixture over bottom oatmeal layer. Stir almonds into remaining oatmeal mixture. Scatter over jam and gently press top layer smooth.
Bake until set and golden brown, 40 - 45 min. (be sure it is done, or it will crumble when cut). Cool completely on wire rack. Carefully cut into 1 in. squares (they are rich).