Jam Crumble Bars

Jam Crumble Bars

3 cups AP Flour
1/3 cup + 2T white sugar
1/4 cup + 2T brown sugar
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3 sticks COLD butter, unsalted and cut into bits
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
8 oz jam or preserves

Combine flour, sugars baking powder and salt in bowl of food processor.  Pulse a few times until all dry ingredients are evenly distributed.  Add butter and pulse again until coarse crumbs form.  Add extract and egg yolks then pulse a few more times until all ingredients are combined into big hunks of beautiful dough. 

Remove 3/4 cup of the crumb-y dough and set aside.   Pour remainder of dough into buttered 12×8 pan (1/4-sheet size) and press down into an even layer with just a small rim rising around the edges.  Spread the unbaked crust with the jam then sprinkle the reserved crumbs evenly over the top. 

Bake this in a preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes.  I like to give mine a 180-degree turn about halfway through cooking so it cooks evenly.  My oven isn’t very consistent.   Remove from oven and cool on  wire rack until completely cool.  Store for a week or more well-wrapped in plastic wrap or a tightly-closed container.


3 Responses to Jam Crumble Bars

  1. Pingback: Jam Crumble Bars, Or, What to Bring When You’re Invited to Someone’s Home for Holiday Meals « The FarmGirl Cooks

  2. Maria de la Peña says:

    This bar looks and sounds wonderful, Kasha. I am thinking of trying it with a cranberry compote I just made, instead of jam. Mmmm.

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