Lemon Linzer Bars

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 5 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cookie Base

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
oz cream cheese, softened
4 1/2
teaspoons frozen (thawed) lemonade concentrate
3/4
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg

Filling

2/3
cup seedless raspberry jam
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup lemon curd (from 10 to 12-oz jar)
2
cups Cool Whip™ frozen whipped topping, thawed or 2 cups sweetened whipped cream

Topping

1/3
cup sliced almonds, toasted
24
fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) raspberries

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Spread dough in bottom of pan.
  • 3
    Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Spread raspberry jam over cooled base. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and lemon curd with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Drop lemon mixture by teaspoonfuls over jam layer; spread gently and evenly over jam.
  • 5
    Sprinkle toasted almonds over top. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. To serve, top each bar with 1 raspberry, gently pressing into lemon mixture. Store covered in refrigerator.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2007 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!
  • Find lemon curd next to the jams and jellies in your supermarket.
  • Cut bars into larger dessert-sized servings and serve with a fork.
  • To toast almonds, bake in ungreased shallow pan in 350°F oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  • If using 20% more cookie mix, add 1 tablespoon water with the mix, butter and egg.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
115mg
5%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
20g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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