March 2, 2013

Raspberry Streusel Bars

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Raspberry Streusel Bars

Raspberry Streusel Bars
have a pecan shortbread crust and
a fruity filling, made with raspberry preserves.
These bars are a cinch to make and
are beyond delicious~


Want to change the flavor of these delicious bars?
Simple change the preserves used....
Strawberry, Blueberry, Black Raspberry,
even Grape preserves can be used.


Raspberry Streusel Bars

Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 (10 oz) jar raspberry preserves
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease an 11 x 7 x 2 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in egg until combined, then beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer, stir in any remaining flour. Stir in pecans and coconut. Reserve 1 cup of the pecan mixture for the topping.
  3. Press the remaining pecan mixture into the bottom and up sides of prepared baking dish. Spread preserves to within 1/2 inch of the edges, sprinkle with the reserved pecan mixture.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  5. Drizzle with Powdered Sugar Icing.


Powdered Sugar Icing

Ingredients
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 to 2 drops of red food coloring, optional
Cooking Directions
  1. In a small bowl, combine sifted powdered sugar, milk, almond extract and food coloring if using. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time if necessary, to achieve desired drizzle consistency.

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