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Pistachio Christmas Ribbon Bars

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A festive bar with a shortbread crust, red jam filling and a crumble topping scattered with chopped pistachios.

Makes about 36

1/2 pound unsalted butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt (omit this if your pistachios are salted)
1/2-2/3 cup raspberry or strawberry jam
2/3 cup pistachios, chopped

Preheat oven to 325 F. Combine butter, sugar and egg; beat until thoroughly blended. Stir in flour and salt. Spread one-half of dough into 9 inch square pan. Bake 10 minutes; remove from oven. Spread jam to within 1/2 inch of edge. Add pistachios to remaining dough. Drop by spoonfuls over jam to cover. Bake 35 minutes until top is golden brown; cool. Cut into squares.

Note: Recipe and photo courtesy of the California Pistachio Commission

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Reviews of Pistachio Christmas Ribbon Bars:

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  ColoMom in Colorado  Jun 18, 2015
Would make this again.
We make this every holiday season. I've made it with both strawberry or raspberry jam, always with delicious results! 5 stars

  MichiMom  Jan 3, 2015
Would make this again.
So good I am making another batch in January for my husband to take to work. I use the 9x13 pan and that's the only thing I changed. Awesome recipe! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 7, 2014
Would not make this again.
Not enough dough to spread properly. Should have stayed in oven linger than 10 minutes cause the dough was too soft to spread jam. Seems like something is missing from this recipe. 1 star

  A cookie baker  Dec 2, 2014
Would make this again.
Delicious! 2nd year making these. 5 stars

  Melissa in Ohio  Dec 17, 2013
Would make this again.
This is a fantastic bar! Very dense, moist, and a new family favorite. The yield for me was not 36. Next time, I would use a long, rectangular pan instead of a square 9\". This way, the bar will not be as dense and will possibly yield more than 12. 5 stars

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