Easily customize the flavor of these jam bars by picking your favorite jam, jelly, or fruit spread! These bars feature a cinnamon-spiced crumb topping and are perfect for using up small amounts of jam taking up space in the fridge.
Course Bar Desserts
Prep Time 18minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 1hour3minutes
1cupwhite whole wheat flour
3/4cupunsalted butter (12 tbsp)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9"x13" baking dish and set aside.
Add flours, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg to a mixing bowl. Add butter and cut in using a pastry blender until the mixture is very crumbly, with crumbs about the size of a pencil eraser or smaller. Don't worry if a few are larger - it's not a big deal.
Beat egg well in a separate bowl and then stir into the dough until just combined.
Firmly press a little more than half of the dough into the prepared baking dish, taking care to form a cohesive, even layer throughout.
Add jam in an even layer over top.
Break up and crumble remaining dough over top of the jam layer.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the jam is slightly bubbling and the top layer of crumbs is golden-brown.
Let everything cool in the pan until it's completely cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar (optional) and slice into bars.
You may use all all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat if you like.