Friday, March 6, 2009

Would You Like Dessert With That? ~ Raspberry Pecan Bars

Yay! It's Chocolate Friday, except it's actually Dessert Friday today! I usually have something chocolate here on Fridays and an opportunity for you to link up, but for a while now, the first Friday of each month has been for desserts of any kind, in order to give those poor non-chocolate yummies a shout-out and apparently to give me a chance to write a nice long run-on sentence!

In last week's post, I got "real" and confessed some of my chocolate failures. I can't believe I forgot to mention one of them! It's The Tale of the Chocolate Spoons - a true tale of chocolate horror. I posted it the first month I had my blog so many of you may have missed it. Go take a look and you will see why I start shaking when anybody comes toward me with one - LOL! And you have to read the first comment under it to hear a hilarious cooking disaster from my Aunt!

OK, on to baking success! In the spirit of Dessert Friday, I am sharing a non-chocolate dessert with you. It is so yummy and really fairly easy to make. I tried my best to get a photo that would truly make you drool! It worked on me - LOL - slurp! The recipe came from a BH&G Potluck publication in 2003.

Raspberry Pecan Bars

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1 10-oz. jar raspberry preserves

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large mixing bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on med. to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until combined. Add egg; beat until combined. Beat in flour until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of mixture for topping.

2. For crust, press remaining flour mixture onto the bottom of an ungreased 8" square baking pan. Spread preserves evenly onto crust, leaving a 1/2-in. border around sides. Crumble reserved topping over the top.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes until top is brown. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 16 bars.


Super yummy! Maybe you better have some this weekend, but you might want to share them with several people so you don't eat too many! :)

Have you ever posted a yummy dessert on your blog? Can you think of a favorite dessert that you can post about today? Find your dessert posts and come back here to link them up! Spread the word - dessert should be shared!!


  1. Hi, we are a Christian company in North East Scotland. We are in the process of tranforming a factory into a chocolate shop and visitors centre. There isn't anything else like it in the UK as far as we know.

    This is all being done using hard work, friends, a very limited budget and most importantly God's grace.

  2. Sorry - left the wrong address first time!

  3. I am so drooling my friend. That looks really really yummy. I'm going to have a dessert to post next week and it is so going to have chocolate in it! You better be ready!!
    Big Drooly Hugs to you!

  4. I loved your story, but I liked your aunt's better!

    And you need to scroll to the end of the "granola" post to find the dessert recipe, but who says you can't have a bowl of yummy granola for dessert? And just for those who still need their chocolate fix, you have your choice of caramel OR chocolate sauce! (It's been a while since I've made it so I don't have a picture, but it's yummy!)

    Have a great day :)

  5. Oh those sound absolutely delicious! I'm going to have to check out the post @ the spoons. Sounds interesting :o)

    Take care my friend!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Well I can see you couldn't stand your mug not being seen on my blog! LOL. It's the first thing I saw and it cracked me up. Did you love all my comments last night? LOL.
    Well I just wanted to make sure I stopped by today even though you didn't have a post ready for me to be the first commenter on! Hee! Hee!
    Big Second time around Hugs!


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