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This recipe was sent to me by Jewel's daughter, Tina.. She and her husband, who is a chef, are in the catering business... They have served this recipe to 150 people and there was not one left over!!


It is a very easy recipe to make and she tells me that these freeze well too...


Raspberry Bars

Crumb Mixture:

2 1/4 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup butter, softened (she does use real butter)

1 egg

Filling:

1 10 oz. jar raspberry preserves or your favorite preserves

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine mixture ingredients. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture is crumbly.. about 2 or 3 minutes..

Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture: set aside.

Press remaining crumb mixture on bottom of a greased 8" or 9" square baking pan.. Spread preserves to within 1/2" of the edge. Crumble reserved crumb mixture over preserves...

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned, cool completely and cut into bars...

Makes about 24 bars....





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