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Easy Shredded Jam Bars: A Delicious Twist on a Classic Treat

Easy Shredded Jam Bars: A Delicious Twist on a Classic Treat

Discover the delicious simplicity of our Easy Shredded Jam Bars, a classic treat reinvented with a touch of texture. These bars feature a rich, buttery base, a sweet layer of your favorite jam, and a unique shredded topping that adds a wonderful crunch. With minimal ingredients and simple steps, these jam bars are perfect for any baker looking to make a quick and tasty dessert.

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Why you'll love this: These bars are distinguished by their perfect blend of flavors and textures. The jam brings a burst of sweetness, complemented by the buttery softness of the base and the crunchy grated topping. This dessert is a great choice for anyone who enjoys a treat that is both simple to make and delicious to eat.

Perfect opportunity: Easy-to-make grated jam bars are versatile for any event, from casual gatherings to more formal gatherings. They make a great addition to a dessert buffet, a welcome snack at a community event, or a comforting treat to enjoy at home. Their ease of preparation and crowd-pleasing nature make them a reliable choice for busy hosts.

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Decorating tips: These bars look great dusted with icing sugar. For a decorative touch, serve each bar with a sprig of mint or a dollop of whipped cream. If you're serving them at a seasonal event, you can match the jam to the occasion: think raspberry for summer or apple for fall.

Ingredients:

  • For the dough:
    • 215 g flour
    • 40 g sugar (adjust according to your taste)
    • ½ teaspoon baking powder
    • A pinch of salt
    • 100 g chilled butter
    • 1 egg
  • For filling:
    • 150g of your favorite jam
  1. Prepare the dough:
    • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
    • Add the cooled butter, mixing with your hands or a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Add the egg to form a smooth paste.
  2. Assemble the bars:
    • Divide the dough, reserving one third in the freezer wrapped in plastic for 20 to 30 minutes.
    • Press two-thirds of the dough into the bottom of a greased baking dish, to form a smooth base.
    • Spread the jam evenly over the pastry base.
  3. Add the filling:
    • Grate the frozen dough directly onto the jam layer to create a crumbly topping.
  4. Cook:
    • Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F).
    • Bake bars for 30 to 35 minutes or until tops are golden brown and filling is bubbly.
  5. Let cool and serve:
    • Let bars cool before cutting into squares. Serve as is or with additional toppings if desired.

Enjoy these easy grated jam bars, a simple yet delicious treat that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!

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