Tuscan Rosemary & Pine Nut Bars


Tuscan Rosemary & Pine Nut Bars

Sweet meets savory in this traditional Tuscan recipe. This recipe comes to us compliments of Priscilla Bechina, winner of our #TuscanTuesday recipe contest with Chef Antonella! Check out Antonella's step-by-step video to learn the best way to make this recipe.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cooling time 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 24 bars


  • 1/4 cup Pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp salt (or a pinch)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spread pine nuts on baking sheat and toast in oven, stirring once or twice, until they are a shade darker, about 5 minutes. Watch closely to avoid burning. Remove from baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a medium sacepan over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Remove pan from heat, and stir in sugar, rosemary, salt and pine nuts. Combine until sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir in flour to make a stiff dough.
  • Spread dough evenly into an ungreased 8-inch square baking pan.
  • Bake about 20 minutes, until dough is golden around the edges and firm in the center.
  • Cool pan on a rack for a few minutes, then lightly cut dough into bars or squares. You do not need to fully cut the bars at this point.
  • Place pan back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes, until crispy.
  • Let cool for at least 10 minutes before removing bars from the pan.
Keyword Dessert, Pine Nut, Rosemary, Tuscan
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