I like to have a cup of tea in the evening. It’s somewhat of a family tradition that I’ve hung on to since my youth. After a long day, when you’re ready to sit down in front of the TV for awhile and relax, a warm cup of tea really hits the spot and helps you wind down. Unfortunately, I also like to have something sweet when I have my evening cup of tea. A little piece of these Raspberry Dream Squares fits the bill. It’s scrumptious and melts in your mouth – and you don’t have to have too much to feel completely satisfied. Since I sometimes feel like I’m describing everything in a similar way here at Today I Might I asked my husband to describe them. He said “delicious”. I told him, that’s what I say about all of the recipes on this site. He said about these: “yeah, but it’s pie and cake and jam and icing…”.
Give the Recipe a Try:
- 1¼ cups flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- ½ cup cold butter
- ⅓ cup ice water
- ¼ cup seedless raspberry jam
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ⅔ cup rice flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp raspberry extract
- 1½ cups icing sugar
- 3 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 tsp raspberry extract
- 5 tsp milk
- Pink food coloring, optional
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- Mix flour, sugar salt and cold butter (cut into small pats) until crumbly by pulsing in a food processor.
- Add the ice water and continue to pulse until mixture forms a ball of dough.
- Remove pie crust to a 9" x 9" baking dish and press evenly into bottom.
- Cover pie dough with raspberry jam until well coated.
- Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl.
- Add eggs and stir.
- Mix in the rice flour, salt, lemon juice and raspberry extract until fully incorporated.
- Spoon batter evenly over raspberry jam covered pie crust.
- Bake 30 minutes then allow to cool completely.
- In a medium mixing bowl combine icing sugar, butter, raspberry extract and milk and mix until smooth.
- Mix in food coloring if adding.
- Ice fully-cooled cake and cut into squares.
If you opt into the pink food coloring, the Raspberry Dream Squares look really pretty for a girl’s birthday or graduation party – or a baby shower if the expectant mother knows she’s having a girl. And, of course, they’re lovely for a bridal shower or Easter gathering.
Calories Per Serving: 166