Use your favorite jam in this easy dessert. The dough does double duty as the bottom crust and the streusel topping.
1 3/4 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon complementary spice*, optional
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups of your favorite jam
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8″ x 8″ pan with parchment paper and lightly coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, salt, and optional spice. Add the melted butter, mixing just until combined. Using your hands, press 1-1/4 cups of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan, making an even layer all the way to the corners.
Spread the jam evenly over the crust. Sprinkle with the sliced almonds.
Scatter the remaining dough on top of the almonds to make a loose, crumbly topping. Do not press it down.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the jam filling is bubbling and the crumb topping is golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
Can be served at room temperature or re-heated in a toaster oven.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 bar
- Calories: 215.43
- Sugar: 17.06 g.
- Sodium: 156.83 mg.
- Fat: 7.99 g.
- Saturated Fat: 4.56 g.
- Carbohydrates: 34.24 g.
- Fiber: 0.91 g.
- Protein: 1.91 g.
- Cholesterol: 18.81 g.
Keywords: jam, shortbread, streusel