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...
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup butter, softened (she does use real butter)
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....