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Raspberry Shortbread Bars

  • Author: Naomi
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x


Indulge in the delightful combination of buttery shortbread, tangy raspberry jam, and a crunchy almond topping with these Raspberry Shortbread Bars. Perfect for any occasion, these bars offer a balance of sweet and tart flavors, complemented by a rich, crumbly texture. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the kitchen, this recipe promises a rewarding and delicious baking experience.


  • For the Shortbread Base:
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • For the Raspberry Filling:
    • 3/4 cup raspberry jam
  • For the Almond Topping:
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 9×9 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Shortbread Base: In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, and butter until crumbly. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Raspberry Filling: Spread raspberry jam evenly over the hot shortbread base.
  4. Almond Topping: Combine sugar, flour, butter, and almonds until crumbly. Sprinkle over the raspberry layer.
  5. Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool completely before cutting into bars.


  • Ingredient Quality: Using high-quality raspberry jam and unsalted butter can significantly enhance the flavor of the bars.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to a week. For longer storage, freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Variations: Feel free to experiment with different jams or add citrus zest to the shortbread base for an extra flavor dimension.
  • Serving Suggestion: For a more decadent treat, serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 280 kcal per bar