A few days ago my friend Mama JJ posted a recipe for cranberry crumble bars that made my eyes grow big. I decided right then and there to make a batch. But when I went to freezer, I realized I had used all our frozen cranberries over the holidays. So I improvised.
Armed with her recipe for a rich and buttery crust, I went to the pantry and grabbed a pint of apple pie jam.
These apple pie jam bars were so incredibly delicious, I know I’ll be making them again real soon. Perfect to enjoy with a cup of tea, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you’ve got it.
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
2 sticks butter, sliced thin
1 egg, beaten
1 pint apple pie jam
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place all the ingredients except the apple pie jam in a food processor or mixer and combine until nice and crumbly. Divide the crust mixture in half. Put half of the crumb mixture into a parchment paper lined 9×13 pan and spread the mixture out evenly over the bottom of the pan. Using your fingers, make a firm crust.
Spread apple pie jam over the bottom crust and use the remaining crumbs to cover the jam. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until the jam is bubbling and the topping is lightly browned.
Cool, slice, and serve.
Missed out on the recipe for Apple Pie Jam? Head on over HERE for the recipe.
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