A Reason to Use your Food Processor: Oatmeal-Raspberry Bars

Oatmeal-Raspberry Bars

If you own a food processor you either use it all the time or lug it out only when a recipe says “in a food processor”. I fall into the second group. I totally wanted one very badly and I got the mother of all food processors as a lovely wedding gift 9 years ago. But, when it comes right down to it, the thing is not my appliance of choice. It is bulky, heavy,  and has many parts that need to be washed after using. The only time it is used is when a recipe calls for it… and for this particular recipe I am so glad I own one. These bars are totally delish (could be the tons of butter?) . The best thing about them is that they only take 10 minutes to prepare and they are as pretty to look at as yummy to eat.

I cut this recipe out of Real Simple Magazine several years ago and have made them numerous times since.

Oatmeal-Raspberry Bars

  • 10 TBS cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for the pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  1. Heat oven to 375F. Butter an 8″ square baking pan. In a food processor, pulse the flour, sugar, and salt to combine. Add the butter and pulse just until the dough comes together. Place dough in a bowl and knead in the oats.
  2. Press all but 1/2 cup of the dough into the prepared pan. Spread the jam evenly over the dough, leaving a 1/4″ border around the edges. Scatter the raspberries over the jam and sprinkle with the remaining dough.
  3. Bake until the edges are golden, 25 to 28 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Enjoy a slice of complete delishiousness!


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