OLD-WORLD RASPBERRY BARS
With only a few ingredients you can make this rich buttery raspberry-filled bar.
Preparation time: 15 min Baking time: 40 min
Yield: 25 bars
Crumb Mixture Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup Butter, softened
3/4 cup raspberry preserves
*Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all crumb mixture ingredients in large bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 2 cups crumb mixture; set aside. Press remaining crumb mixture on bottom of greased 8-inch square baking pan. Spread preserves to within 1/2 inch of edge. Crumble reserved crumb mixture over preserves.Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely; cut into bars. *Substitute 3/4 cup your favorite flavor preserves. Recipe Tip If using a dark or nonstick baking pan, reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes.
Store in pan up to 5 days or freeze up to 1 month.