2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped pecans, divided
10 ounces raspberry, apricot, pineapple or
peach jam or preserves
Combine first 6 ingredients; cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in 1/2 cup of the pecans. Remove 3/4 cup of mixture, and set aside.
Press remaining mixture evenly into a lightly greased 9-inch square pan. Spread jam or preserves over crumb mixture; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup pecans. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over pecans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes; cool. Cut into bars.
Yields 24 bars.
Per Serving: 168 Calories; 9g Fat (48.2% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 16mg Cholesterol; 81mg Sodium
Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates