Raspberry Almond Blondies

by Elizabeth on August 23, 2011 · 4 comments

in desserts, recipes

Mmm…blondies.  A little piece of heaven on a plate.  I am in love with all things raspberry and all things almond, so these were a match made in heaven for me.

I just regret that it took me so dang long to make them. 🙂

raspberry almond blondies

Raspberry Almond Blondies
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1 cup sliced almonds
1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
9 tablespoons butter (that’s one stick plus one tablespoon), softened
1 cup (lightly packed) brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 teaspoon almond extract*
1 pint raspberries

Preheat the oven to 325°.  Grease a 8×8 baking dish.

Toast the almonds in a dry skillet or in the oven until they smell nutty but are not browned.  Remove from pan and set aside 1/4 cup.

In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar together until creamy, about 3 or 4 minutes.  Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the extracts.  Slowly beat in the dry ingredients, stopping to scrape down the sides.  Using a rubber spatula, fold in 3/4 cup of almonds.  Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

Top the batter evenly with the raspberries and then with the remaining 1/4 cup almonds.  Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.  Sprinkle with powered sugar before serving, if desired.

*The almond extract is optional, but delicious.  If you don’t like almond extract (it is very strong) or don’t want to use it, use a full teaspoon of vanilla extract instead.

-Adapted from Maratha Stewart

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1 Traci August 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm

oooooooooooooooooooooh those look scrumptious!

Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations


Stop by any time! <3


2 Molly August 24, 2011 at 8:25 am

One, these look delicious.
Two, I hope your vacation is still on! I think you’re going to Myrtle Beach (maybe?), so I hope it doesn’t get messed up for you!


3 Elizabeth August 24, 2011 at 9:15 am

I’m actually going to be in the Florida panhandle (home to THE most beautiful beach in the US!) so Irene won’t impact us at all. I’m so excited and ready to go!


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