Fruit Preserve Bars

  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Serves: 20,Yield: 20bars
  • Ingredients

  • 1cupbutter
  • 1cupbrown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 cupsflour
  • 1/2 teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoonalmond extract
  • 1 1/2 cupsoats, uncooked
  • 1cupfruit preserves
  • 1/4 cupalmonds, Sliced, toasted
  • Directions

  • Cream the butter and the brown sugar together.
  • Add the flour and the baking soda; mix well. Blend in extract.
  • Stir in oats.
  • Spread mixture in bottom of greased 13×9 inch pan.
  • Spread with preserves to within 1/2 inch of outer edge of pan.
  • Sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 22 to 25 minutes.
  • Cool and cut into bars.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease 13×9 inch pan
  • Note 1: Experiment with different flavor combinations of extract, nuts and preserves.
  • Note 2: Oats can be old-fashioned or quick, but not instant.
  • Reviews

  • “Very popular in our house. A great way to use up last year’s jam when the new batches look more enticing for toast. I used huckleberry jam. I reserved some of the crust to put on the top in place of the almonds because nuts are banned at our school.”

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