Mom definitely turned me into a strawberry bar convert. She got the recipe from Land O'Lakes and the original recipe calls for raspberry preserves (Mom substituted strawberry), but you could use your favorite and I am sure it would be equally good!
Old-World Raspberry Bars
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup Land O'Lakes butter, softened
1 (10 ounce) jar raspberry preserves or your favorite flavor preserves
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixer bowl, combine all crumb mixture ingredients. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture is crumbly (2 to 3 minutes). Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture; set aside.
- Press remaining crumb mixture on bottom of greased 8- or 9-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.