Raspberry Coconut Jam Squares

These squares can be quite addictive, consider that a warning šŸ™‚Ā  I recently thought to bring this with me to a pot-luck luncheon a week ago.Ā  I’ll have to say that everyone loved them, the coconut definitely stood out.Ā  Give it a try, I’m sure your palate will thank you šŸ™‚

Raspberry Coconut Jam Squares

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (7oz) can flaked coconut

Method

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and 1/2 cup butter in a medium mixing bowl, mixing well.Ā  Stir in 1 egg and milk.Ā  Press mixture into a greased 12 x 8 x 2in baking dish.Ā  Spread jam over mixture, set aside.
  2. Cream 1/4 cup butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well.Ā  Stir in remaining egg and vanilla mixing well.Ā  Add coconut, and stir well; spread mixture over jam.Ā  Bake at 350 deg for 30 minutes.Ā  Cool and cut into 3 x 1 1/2 in bars.

30 comments

  1. Those squares look so tempting Loretta! I know I won’t be able to stop eating these. I love your straightforward recipe.
    Coconut is my favorite. I am sure it must add taste as well as a unique texture to the squares.

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    1. Thanks Sandhya……I apologize the delay in getting back with a response. Yes, pretty sinful they were. I don’t think I’d be making them again, unless I take them as a potluck dessert or serve them for company at home šŸ™‚ The weather is amazing, and the garden is flourishing. How is yours?

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      1. Spring has finally arrived here too Loretta. The daffodils and rhododendrons are in bloom and the tulips are just coming up.
        I got some roses to plant this year and want to do a little herb garden too.
        What are you planting this year?

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      2. Wow rhododendrons already Sandhya? They don’t usually come up till around May or so over here; I’ve seen many azaleas, but not rhodos. I don’t have enough sun to plant roses unfortunately, but I’m sure yours will look gorgeous. I usually add two or more perennials in the garden each year. I’ll be doing a gardening post soon, enjoy your weekend šŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Julie – it was pretty simple to get together but oh so moreish šŸ™‚ I apologize for the delay in getting back to you, we were out of town on a mission of mercy. The weather here in the meantime turned unseasonably warm, so I’m scrambling around the garden, trying to make it all look good šŸ™‚ Of course I ain’t complaining, this is my fav time in the garden. How’s your own garden?

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