Blackberry Jam Shortbread Bars from Recipe Girl
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 30 small bars or 15 large bars
  • 1½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ¾ cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup almond flour or very finely ground almonds
  • 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups seedless Blackberry Jam (18 ounce jar)
  • powdered sugar, for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray 9x13-inch pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Prepare shortbread: In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine butter and sugars; beat until creamy. Add vanilla and salt and beat until well combined. Beat the almond flour (I used sliced almonds and put them in a mini food processor) and the all-purpose flour into the butter mixture on low-speed, just until a smooth dough forms. Divide the dough in half. Wrap one half in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Press the other half of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan to form the bottom crust.
  3. Bake the crust until it is just beginning to turn light brown around the edges, about 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. Place jam into a bowl and stir very well until it is nice and smooth. Spread the jam evenly over the partially baked crust. Crumble the refrigerated shortbread dough over the jam to form a crumbled topping. Return the pan to the oven and continue baking until the topping is firm and crisp and golden in color, about 30 minutes (I baked for 33 minutes). Let cool completely then sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar before cutting into bars.
Bars can be frozen for 3 months. Dough can be made 3 days in advance. Bars last a week in an airtight container - keep in refrigerator to keep them from getting soggy.
Recipe by Stuck On Sweet at