Bake or Break Recipes

Blueberry Jam Bars

December 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Recipe adapted from Taste of the South. Read and see more at Bake or Break.

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 cup blueberry (or other flavor) preserves

Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 9″x 13″x 2″ baking pan and line with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and pecans. Add butter and combine with either a mixer or a pastry blender until crumbs form. Set aside 1 & 1/2 cups of crumb mixture.

Press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden.

Spread preserves over crust. Drop reserved 1 & 1/2 cups crumb mixture on top of preserves. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until top is golden. Cool completely before removing from pan and cutting into bars.

Make about 24 bars.

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