These old-fashioned Peach & Raspberry Shortbread Squares (w/Almonds) are perfect for picnics and lunch boxes this summer. Crunchy and sweet, buttery and bursting with peach, almond & raspberry flavors. Easy to make, these yummy shortbread squares are sure to disappear fast at your house!
Something magical occurs when shortbread and fruity raspberry and peach preserves collide!
These Peach & Raspberry Shortbread Squares (w/Almonds) bars are the scrumptious result, nothing short of divine.
Crunchy shortbread, raspberry and peach combine for a match made in heaven.
These bars are so simple to make, and use all the goodies: butter, flour, sugar, Smucker’s jam, almonds. You are gonna love these buttery Peach & Raspberry Shortbread Squares.
Cut the butter into the flour, sugar and salt with a pastry blender ’til it looks like this.
VERY IMPORTANT: set aside one cup of the above mixture for the topping. Then press remaining butter and flour mixture into a greased 9 X 9″ baking pan.
(Or use Reynolds parchment paper as I do – less mess and easy to lift from the pan for precise cutting after baking.)
Bake the crust, then cool.
Spread crust with raspberry jam, but don’t spread it all the way to the edges. (Jam will melt and continue spreading as it bakes. If the jam bakes against the edges of the pan the whole time, the edges will get too hard when it cools.)
Then dollop evenly with 1/2 teaspoonfuls of peach preserves on top. Sprinkle with reserved butter/flour mixture, then sliced almonds. Bake a second time.
Remove from oven when almonds are just turning golden brown like this. Cool for at least an hour before cutting into squares.
Peach & Raspberry Shortbread Squares (w/Almonds) are perfect for traveling, picnics, or a special lunch box treat.
These are the best shortbread bars I’ve ever baked and you’ll love every single buttery bite.
Tips for Making Peach & Raspberry Shortbread Squares:
- Use parchment paper for this recipe.
- Be sure to set aside 1 cup of butter flour mixture for topping.
- Don’t spread jam/preserves all the way to the edges. Because the jam will melt and spread as it bakes. The edges of your shortbread bars will stay softer if the jam/preserves isn’t touching the pan edge as it bakes.
Peach & Raspberry Shortbread Squares (w/Almonds)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold butter
- 1 cup seedless Smucker's raspberry jam
- 8 teaspoons Smucker's peach preserves
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.
- Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender until just crumbly.
- Set aside 1 cup of this mixture to use as the topping later.
- Lightly grease a 9 X 9" square baking pan or use parchment paper.
- (An 11 X 7" pan also works fine.)
- Press remaining flour mixture into the bottom of prepared pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or 'til lightly browned.
- Cool crust.
- Spread raspberry jam over crust, but not all the way to the edges. Jam will melt and spread as it bakes.
- (You don't want the jam baking against the pan edge the whole time because it will too get hard once it cools.)
- Dollop the teaspoons of peach preserves evenly by 1/2 teaspoonfuls over the raspberry jam.
- Sprinkle reserved 1 cup flour mixture over the jam and preserves.
- Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes more or 'til golden brown.
- Cool 1 hour on wire rack.
- Cut into bars.
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It looks so good,lovely
Robin @ Simply Southern Baking says
I’m a big shortbread fan; so this is right up my alley. Love the flavor combination!
yum!! These look delightful! Definitely trying these soon!
Those look amazing!
Linda Jenkins says
Hi Allie, I just printed this divine sounding recipe. I have a bridal shower to attend in May. I think this would be a scrumptious addition to the celebration. Keep those wonderful recipe selections coming.
These are delicious! I have your recipe already and they are everything you say they are. Such a treat! So nice of you to share. By the way I love the photos for this piece!!!
Aunt Margie says
A spot of divinity to discover for sleepless in Santa Ana! Thank you your special sparkle of inspiration this morning! :~)
Sheryl @Lady Behind the Curtain says
The flavors sound divine! Can’t wait to try this 🙂
This is a snack that is certain to satisfy my sweet tooth! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂
Another yummmm! You’re just a yummy lady and friend, Allie. xoxo
Barbara Child says
Another wonderful temptation! Thanks!
Dear Allie, I agree completely. What a heavenly combo…the perfect treat. My family would love these. xo, Catherine
Aunt pinkie says
Oh, yum-these look incredible-can’t wait to make them! Love the raspberry/peach combination!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says
These look amazing! 🙂 I love the combination of the peach with the raspberry- yum!
You had me at: These bars are so simple to make and nothing short of divine. I will try this soon.
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
Yum! These look delicious! I love bars…they’re so simple to make and so good!! Looking forward to trying your recipe!
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom says
These look almost too simple to be so good. Can’t wait to try!
Allie, I love these! Raspberry and peach are so good together and I can imagine that combined with your buttery shortbread…. so good!
Allie – you are making real hard for me right now. I wish I could reach right through my computer screen and grab a few of these. Raspberry and almond are perfect together. Shortbread is my favorite too!
I love making fruit bars similar to these when I need something sweet in a pinch. They are the best treat! 😀 Love the addition of the almonds.
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Allie these Raspberry Peach Almond Shortbread bars are magical indeed! I would never have thought they’d be so easy to make – I sure would love some of these for lunch right now – I mean they have raspberry and peach jam/preserves which is like a fruit salad anyway – right?
pinned to try soon! I always need bar type desserts for the docs and nurses, they will love these!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
I’d love to find one (or two) of these in my lunch box! They really are divine!
Ramya Menon says
Raspberry Peach Shortbread ! What could go wrong with those three words… love this. Do you have a peach preserve recipe by any chance?
lindsay Cotter says
oh i bet i could use GF flour, right? Looks scrumptious!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
These look truly amazing!
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I’m looking forward to trying this recipe, Allie. I love shortbread cookie bars and with the addition of the preserves, I know they would be even more wonderful.
Manila Spoon says
These Raspberry Shortbread Cookies look absolutely delicious and I especially love the crunch from the almonds!
Hi Allie, I’ve been eyeing this recipe for a while and finally made it today! So delicious and so easy to make! The first warm bite made me think of a ‘gourmet pop tart on steroids’! Thank you so much for sharing the great commentary, awesome step-by-step photos and recipe! This is a definite keeper! I love raspberries, but made it today with blueberry spreadable fruit. I look forward to making it again with the raspberry/peach jams, and trying other flavors as well! Yummy– Thank you! 🙂
Hey Kathy – thanks so much for dropping by – and so glad you enjoyed these bars! They are a favorite around here. Wanted to let you know that our home buyers pulled out at the very last minute late this afternoon, which means that we lost the new house we were moving to. Super disappointing, but trusting the Master plan is better than ours. I hope all is well in your (and Mac’s!) world, and that you are seeing encouraging little signs of spring here and there. XO
Leslie Edwards says
I am having a problem with your blog. Every time I open it my mouth waters!!
Susie Mandel says
LOL, Leslie!! How true!!
Too funny. I wondered what you would say next after “I’m having a problem with your blog”…maybe we should have these this summer.
I have loved these bars forEVER. They are a classic delicious treat that a person never gets tired of and I am glad to be reminded of them. Even though the weather is getting so beautiful, I am now craving these squares!
Oh thank you Carol! I love these bars too, and so easy. I’ve been thinking about you, wondering how it’s going with your new greenhouse? Hope all is well and you’ve got lots of green things growing.
Shashi at SavorySpin says
You have me drooling AGAIN! I’m thinking these bars need to be renamed “Magic Bars” cos something magical will happen in ma piehole when I bite into these! So glad you reposted this one! Hoping you are having a wonderful week! XOXO
Oooh, peach and raspberry is one of my favorite fruit combos! These bars are exquisite!!! xoxo
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
Peach and raspberry!!! This has summer written all over it! These bars look delicious!
Karen (Back Road Journal) says
Oh yes, these are very tempting and I know they would quickly disappear in our home.
Oh Allie! J’adore ça ! C’est la recette parfaite pour faire du pique nique et cet weekend on fera un! Je vais essayer de réaliser ta recette! Bon weekend dear Allie! xoxo
Joli Garcon says
I have made your recipe many times. They are so fabulous. I want to try blackberry jam. Would blackberry jam and peachpreserves work?