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Raspberry Delights Recipe

Raspberry Delights Recipe

These attractive bars have a rich buttery crust holding the sweet jam topping. They're a big favorite on my Christmas cookie trays.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup coarsely ground pecans
  • 1 cup raspberry jam


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in the pecans.
  • 2. Spread half into a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Top with jam. Drop remaining dough by teaspoonfuls over jam.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 131 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"I would love to make these they sound great but what can I use in place of the nuts?"

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"Throwing out my other recipes for raspberry bars...these are heaven! I used real butter and it made for a delicious crust."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"Beyond excellent cookie! I've made these several times, have added this recipe to my must-do-for-Christmas-each-year list, and have been repeatedly asked for the recipe.

One time I had enough raspberry jam for only half the pan, so I used apricot-pineapple on the other half... the presentation of the two different colored cookies looked great. Super easy to assemble, rich taste, pretty gotta make this one!"

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

" I've made these with apricot, raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, blueberry and pineapple jam/simply fruit, and fruit preserves -- all Smuckers, and get asked for the recipe each and every time.  I have some peach preserves tucked away right now to try next.  These are delicious!

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"I did not use the pecans, and I also used strawberry jam. Had to cook longer than directed. My husband and I loved them very much! Will make agian!"

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"This was my first experience making a bar cookie, and my first experience using jam in a cookie. I used Smuckers Simply Fruit. I really like these. They are very tasty. I wish I had used a little less jam than I did, because the cookie part tastes so good that the jam takes away from it. I also liked that I could put all of the cookies in one pan and bake them once, rather than having to bake them in batches. I put a layer of parchment paper down in the pan, which slid out very easily, and made slicing the pieces much easier."

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