Fabulous Five Ingredient Raspberry Bars
Fabulous Five Ingredient Raspberry Bars. A buttery shortbread cookie crust layered with sweet raspberry jam and topped with a sweet crumb topping is an easy homemade summer dessert!
Let’s celebrate the flavors of summer with these five-ingredient raspberry crumble bars. I was first introduced to these Raspberry Bars by my dear friend, Traci. She always brings them to get togethers and had first made them for my family many years ago. We all love the light, buttery crust combined with the sweet fruit filling.
Traci shared this easy and delicious recipe with me and is happy to have me share it with you.
It is so simple to bake a batch of these Raspberry Bars! Plus, they are easy to serve, which makes them perfect for summer entertaining!
Why You’ll Love Raspberry Bars
- These raspberry bars require only five ingredients.
- They are quick and easy to make.
- They are versatile. Other variations could include blueberry, strawberry, or blackberry jam…oh, the possibilities!
Raspberry Bar Ingredients
- Unsalted Butter – softened to room temperature
- Flour – all purpose
- Sugar – white granulated
- Seedless Raspberry Jam – Or, any jam of your choice!
How to Make Raspberry Bars
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line your 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper.
- Using an electric mixer, combine butter, flour, sugar and egg and mix on low until crumbly.
- Press this mixture into a greased 9 inch by 13 inch baking dish.
- Reserve about 1 1/2 cups of the mixture for a crumb topping.
- Evenly spread raspberry jam onto the crust.
- Crumble reserved topping over the jam and press lightly.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.
- Cut when cool and enjoy!
Tips and Suggestions
- Use room temperature ingredients. Let the butter and egg sit out so they are at room temperature.
- Use parchment paper for easy clean up.
- Experiment with a variety of flavors by trying different flavors of jam. I love making a blueberry version, using my homemade blueberry jam.
- Add 1 cup of chopped walnuts to the dough to add a mild, buttery flavor.
I hope you give these raspberry bars a try! If you do, please post and tag me! I would love to connect with you on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or here on the blog!
Fabulous Five Ingredient Raspberry Bars
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg room temperature
- 1 jar seedless raspberry jam 9-12 ounce jar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Using an electric mixer on low setting, combine the first four ingredients until crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups for topping.
- Press the rest into a prepared 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
- Evenly spread entire jar of seedless raspberry jam on top of the crust.
- Crumble reserved topping over jam and press lightly.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Cut when cool. Enjoy!
I can’t wait to try these!!! I love recipes with only a few ingredients!
Thank you so much, Heather! Your kind words are appreciated. I hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy!!
These look AMAZING. And so simple. How is it possible they’re so simple?
Yum. I think I need to make these in the next week or so!!
Amanda, I appreciate your kind words! I hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy!! 🙂
First of all, my husband is a huge fan of everything with raspberries. These look delicious and your food photography is beautiful!
Thank you so much, Cathy! I appreciate your kind words and I hope you and your husband enjoy this recipe!
These look so very similar to a recipe I make every Christmas! So delicious and and super simple to whip up. And no one would ever guess how simple they are to put together!
Thank you so much for your kind comment! I’m sure your Christmas recipe is delicious! 🙂 I love recipes that are simple to put together!
I did save for later. I love raspberries and I love bar cookies. I may need to experiment with this a little to make it more Weight Watchers friendly, but for company – maybe not.
Thank you so much, Alana! I would love to find a way to make these a little more WW friendly too! Since I don’t make them too often, they are a delicious treat! 🙂
These sound lovely and with only five ingredients they sound so easy too 🙂
I appreciate your kind words, Amber! Yes, these are so easy and delicious. I hope you give them a try! 🙂
This recipe reminds me of the ones my Mom use to make. Simple so the berry flavour comes through. Looks really delicious and its very pretty.
Thank you so much, Leanna! I love recipes that remind me of my childhood. These are so simple and delicious. I hope you give them a try!
Lynne, a five ingredient dessert is just the ticket for a summer treat!
I’m putting together another Friday with Friends post – set for August 7th and would love to include these raspberry bars as one of the features.
Please let me know if you’re interested 🙂
Thanks so much, Rachelle! That would be wonderful! I appreciate the opportunity to be included in your post. 🙂
I will let you know when it goes live.
Are you going to Haven? This is my first year – so excited 🙂
Thanks so much!! 🙂 Unfortunately, I am not going this year. I went for the last two years and it is wonderful! I know you’ll have an amazing experience!! Can’t wait to hear all about it! xo
Hi Lynne, here’s the link where your raspberry bars are featured on My Hubbard Home.
Thanks again for allowing me to feature this great dessert! It really brought back some wonderful childhood memories for me 🙂
Thank you so much for your kind words and for featuring this post! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful week, my friend! xo
Oh, yum Lynne. These look absolutely amazing. I am going to share a link to your recipe with my readers in my weekly recap post tomorrow.
Can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much, Jen! I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do! I appreciate you sharing this recipe with your readers! Wishing you a great week ahead!
Lynne – These raspberry bars look amazing! And I love how easy they are to make. I am pinning this to my Receipt Sweet Treats Pinterest board – ! Looking forward to making them. Happy Summer!
Happy Summer, Kristine! Thank you so much for your kind words and for the pin! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! xo
Thank you for sharing! I love a simple recipe and this sounds so good!!
Thank you, Lori! I hope you give these raspberry bars a try and enjoy them as much as we do! 🙂
Ohhh I love that you add chopped walnuts to this recipe. Sounds really good!
Thank you, Marie! The nuts add a yummy crunch. I hope you’re having a happy week!
They look delicious. I make something similar and love using up whatever fruit I have around the house to make them.
Yes! I also love to use what I have in the house. I just made a batch of blueberry jam, so I am planning on using that next! Have a wonderful week, Elizabeth!
This looks so good and easy enough to make, thank you for sharing. pinned!
Thank you, Kristin! I hope you give them a try and enjoy them as much as we do! Have a happy week!
Those raspberry bars look so amazing! I can’t believe something that looks so yummy is that simple to make! A perfect sweet treat for summer! Pinning them now! Happy Day!
Thank you so much, Donna! They really are the perfect summer treat! Have a happy week!
Raspberries are my 2 year old’s absolute favourite. I now have some inspiration for things to make with him. Thanks for sharing!
Yay!! I hope you have fun making them together and he enjoys them! Have a great week, Rachel!
These look so good. I love raspberry and just never think to use them. Now I need to add to my grocery list.
Thank you so much, Rosemary! I hope you enjoy these as much as we do! Wishing you a great week! xo
Hi! My dough isn’t crumbly at all! Just wondering if the butter measurement in the recipe is correct?!
Hmmm…I am sorry to hear that. Did you set the butter out so it softens to room temperature?
Yummy! This recipe looks like the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day dinner.
Happy Valentine’s Day,
Thanks so much, Kippi! Happy Valentine’s Day, my friend!
Lynne these look so good! I love jam and shortbread together! I’d love to invite you to come share your recipe at my weekly link party! I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday!
Thanks so much, Nicolle! I appreciate your kind words and would love to join in! Thank you for the invite!
Yummy! You can take these bars up a notch by adding white chocolate chips right before the final crumb topping. Decadent. I make these when taking a dessert to a group event–the calories never make it back to my home, which is a good thing! Lol
I had eaten these (or something very similar) at a women’s retreat and came home looking to recreate what I had tried. First recipe from another site was disappointing and not what I was trying to duplicate, so searched some more, and found these. Made them last night, and ate 3 before bed — yup … these are what I was looking for! I dusted mine with powdered sugar, simply because that is how I first tried them. Easy and delicious — thanks!
I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed these! Thank you so much for your kind comment!