Austrian Linzer Bars

Austrian Linzer Bars

Austrian Linzer Bars

Although, it’s National Fruit Cake Day, I don’t have fruit cake for you but I decided to at least give you something with fruit … Yummy Austrian Linzer Bars with raspberries.

Austrian Linzer Bars

Austrian Linzer Bars

Linzer Bars & cookies are an Americanized version of the famous Linzer Torte which is a holiday classic in Austria. These bars are made with the same components … crumbly pastry dough, jam, nuts …  and are typically served around the holidays all over the world. I believe currants are used in the torte but something about raspberries just screams the holidays to me.

Austrian Linzer Bars

Austrian Linzer Bars

Around the holidays, I typically don’t worry about vegetarian, low carb, vegan, diabetes friendly, etc. I just focus on good tasting, not good for you. These are so rich & decadent that I can’t imagine having these any other time of the year, anyway, so go big or go home :-)

Austrian Linzer Bars

Austrian Linzer Bars

This recipe was adapted from Celebrating Cookies by Leisure Arts (Austrian Linzer Bars, page 125) and they are fabulous!

Austrian Linzer Bars

Yield: 4 dozen

1x2 inch bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup earth balance, room temp (vegan butter substitute)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Whey Low Granulated (lower carb sugar substitute)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 12 oz jar raspberry preserves (fruit only - no added sugar)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. In stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 5-7 minutes).
  2. Add egg yolks, lemon zest, vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking powder,spices).
  4. Add to creamed sugar mixture and mix until soft, smooth dough forms.
  5. Add almond flour and mix.
  6. Press dough into prepared 9x13 pan (greased or parchment paper).
  7. Spread raspberry preserves over dough.
  8. Sprinkle sliced almonds over preserves
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for about 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

This recipe was adapted from Celebrating Cookies by Leisure Arts (Austrian Linzer Bars, page 125).

http://foodstoriesblog.com/2012/12/27/austrian-linzer-bars/

 

Happy Holidays to you & yours!

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  1. Linzer tarts are one of my favorite treats because I love the crumbly dough. I like them with raspberry as long as it’s a seedless jam or puree. Yum!
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  2. This looks soooooooo delicious! I just love raspberries and almonds so this is right up my alley!
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  3. I love all berries but I think I would choose the currants, just because of all those seeds in the raspberries. This would be a fine substitute for National Fruit Cake Day.
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  4. These raspberry bars look divine! I love that you have used wholewheat in this sinful treat!
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