Raspberry Jam Bars
makes one 9 inch square pan (about 9 bars)
  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, Room temperature
  • ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2+ ⅓ Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 12 Ounces Jam, Raspberry - use high quality
  • ⅔ Cup Granola, I used Bear Naked Granola (maple pecan) - make sure it is free of dried fruit
  • ¼ Cup (a good handful) Sliced Almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9 x 9 baking dish with parchment paper (easy removal).
  2. Combine butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and salt. With mixer on low, slowly add flour and salt mixture to butter mixture. Mix until the dough starts to form into a ball. It will be crumbly at first, just keep mixing.
  4. Press ⅔ of the dough into the bottom of the baking pan and about ¼ inch up the sides of the pan.
  5. Spread the jam over the crust, leaving about a ¼ inch border.
  6. Mix the granola with the remaining dough. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the jam. Scatter slivered almonds over crumb topping.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 45 - 50 minutes until the top begins to turn golden brown.
  8. Cool completely before cutting and serving.
Recipe by Fork Vs Spoon at http://forkvsspoon.com/raspberry-jam-bars/