I didn't get very much baking done last month for the holidays, but it's still very much on my mind.
These delicious jam squares are very easy to make. I have made these with different types of jam; all of them have hit the spot. Just use whatever you like or have on hand.
If you prefer these a bit less sweet, then use a bit less jam and/or replace part of the jam with a sugarless, fruit-only spread.
3/4 cup flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
a few pinches of salt, to taste
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
7 tbsp unsalted butter, melted (1 stick, less 1 tbsp)
3/4 -1 cup jam
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and rolled oats in a bowl. Add the melted butter and stir until well mixed.
Pat about 2/3 of the mixture firmly into an 8" square baking pan. Spread the jam over that and then sprinkle the remaining flour/oat mixture over the jam.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the bars are evenly browned.
Remove from oven and cool. Cut into squares.