Raspberry & pine nut bars

Raspberry & pine nut bars

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Cook: 1 hr Including 35-40 minutes baking


Cuts into 12 large bars
Juicy, seasonal fruit gives a fresh taste

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal391
  • fat24g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre3g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.41g
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  • 200g plain flour
  • 200g porridge oat
  • 250g pack butter, room temperature, cut into small pieces



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 175g light muscovado sugar
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 100g pack pine nut
  • 2 punnets raspberry (total weight 250g/9oz)



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 170C/ conventional 190C/gas 5. Butter a shallow 23cm square tin. Tip the flour, oats and butter into a mixing bowl and use your fingers to work the mixture together to make coarse crumbs. Mix in the sugar, lemon zest and three quarters of the pine nuts using your hands, then press the mixture together well so it forms large sticky clumps.

  2. Drop about two thirds of the oat mixture into the base of the tin, spread it out and press down very lightly – don’t pack it too firmly. Scatter the raspberries on top, sprinkle the rest of the oat mixture over, then the rest of the pine nuts and press everything down lightly.

  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes until pale golden on top. Cut into 12 bars with a sharp knife while still warm, then leave to cool in the tin before removing. Will keep for 2-3 days.

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Comments (30)

fairfranco's picture

I found the quantities weren't quite right for me with a bit too much butter, once i added a bit more flour and oats it was lovely.

I used pecan's instead of pine nuts which worked very well.

alice_stainer's picture

I agree these are fantastic. I made them in a static caravan in the middle of the Scottish Highlands (!) - I couldn't get pine nuts at the local shop so used flaked almonds which worked well, though probably don't give the same unusual tang. Excellent for dessert or just with coffee - a warning though: don't go deluding yourself that these are healthy, they have a whole pack of butter in them! All wholesome stuff though.

davewade1871's picture

these are delicious! have been told they taste way better than any bought flapjack~type bars.will be trying with mixed berries next. considering they're quite healthy..they are gorgeous..you have GOT t make them!!

moppet67's picture

Forgot to rate them!

moppet67's picture

These are fantastic! Took them to work along with triple choc brownies (another GF recipe) and the bars went first. Not bad for an office full of chocoholics! Also had requests for the recipe. Def making again!

eleanormayo's picture

Taste delicious. I made them with frozen defrosted raspberries and cook them for a lot longer than the recipe stated (about an hour in total) for them to stay together.

elmlea2's picture

These are amazing. an unusual taste with the pine nuts but had lots of positive feedback and recipe requests. I recommend them!

jayzee's picture

Absolutely dee-lish!! I had these round a friends last summer after lunch and fell in love with them. I asked her for the recipe and i've made them lots of times, sometimes adding other berries too, i think pretty much any summer berry would work well, might even give a go with some apricots! Serve as they are as a healthy snack or with a little lacing of cream! They're beautiful and a keeper in my recipe book!

lynnbradhall's picture

YUMMY - I think it's the pine nuts that make these different!

karenmccourt's picture

These are great! Have made them on several occasions for family/ work and always get good comments! Very quick and easy. I just use frozen rasperries defrosted - work fine. The pine nuts are lovely but next time I may try some other nuts such as chopped walnuts to see how that works...


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