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Jun 13, 2011 03:46 PM

Help! Should I bake these even though I forgot the egg?

Help! I just put these Old World Raspberry Bars together and realized I forgot the egg. It's all assembled --bottom dough layer, preserves, and top crumb layer--and I thought it was ready to pop into the oven, but looked at the recipe and realized I forgot the egg in the dough. Any suggestions? Should I try beating an egg and pouring it over? Just bake as is? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. I would just bake them, and keep an eye on them so they won't get too dry, the egg adds/helps retain moisture. I wouldn't pour an egg over the top, I think it will be scrambled eggs and kind of weird. Maybe use a lower temp. as well? Just my thoughts. Let us know how they turn out.

    1. I think you should just bake it. It will probably end up crumblier than ideal, but it will still taste good.

      1. It will be very crumbly, much more than intended, but will taste good. Pouring liquid egg over the top won't accomplish anything, it'll just make the top odd looking.

        1. Thanks everybody. That's kind of what I figured. It's in the oven now (with no scrambled egg on top). I think of egg as gluey, rather than liquidy. I did try turning the heat down (thanks, jacquelyncoffey) The bottom was pretty packed, so hopefully it will hold together somewhat.

          1. I think it'll be fine, stay together and will be flakier. A lot of lemon bars/bar cookies have crusts that don't have egg and have similar proportions. I can't imagine what pouring and egg on top would do but it wouldn't be good.