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Apple Pie Jam Bars

  • Author: Mavis Butterfield


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.