RECIPE: Raspberry-Walnut Slice

This slice has been a staple in my family for as long as I can remember. While it won’t win any beauty contests, it’s rich, flavorful, and a nice departure from the typical sugar and chocolate-chip offerings.

I have no idea where the recipe came from, though I do know that it’s old-school enough that the original called for two sticks of margarine (mmm, trans-fat). I opted to swap out the margarine for butter for the recipe and greasing the pan. Use whatever works for you. Enjoy!

Raspberry-Walnut Slice

What you’ll need:

2 sticks butter, softened*
1 cup sugar*
2 egg yolks
2 cups flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup raspberry jam

How to make it:

1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.

2. Beat together the butter and the sugar until well combined. (Note: The combination will be thick and may get stuck in your beaters. Turn off the mixer, remove it, and keep mixing.)

3. Use a wooden spoon to incorporate the egg yolks, flour, and nuts.

4. Divide the dough in half. Spread one half into a greased, 8″x11″ pan. Spread jam over top. Cover with remaining dough.

5. Bake until top is lightly browned, about 45 minutes. Cool and cut.

*Remember: Slice isn’t supposed to be a health food. Enjoy in moderation and you’ll be just fine.

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