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Linzer Torte Bars

Linzer Torte Bars

Three easy steps give you fruit-filled bars for a crowd!


  • 3 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups ground walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups raspberry or strawberry preserves
  • Additional powdered sugar, if desired

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  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl, stir together all ingredients except preserves and additional powdered sugar with spoon until crumbly.
  3. Reserve 2 cups of the mixture for topping; press remaining mixture in bottom of ungreased 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  5. Spread with preserves.
  6. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; press gently into preserves.
  7. Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until light golden brown.
  8. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  9. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar.
  10. For bars, cut into 12 rows by 6 rows.

Yield: 72 bars

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft) Increase bake time for second baking to 25 to 30 minutes

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Betty Crocker ©2004 and /™ General Mills