Fruit Preserve Bars

READY IN: 25mins
Top Review by Lille

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 12 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 12 cups oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup fruit preserves
  • 14 cup almonds, Sliced, toasted


  1. Cream the butter and the brown sugar together.
  2. Add the flour and the baking soda; mix well. Blend in extract.
  3. Stir in oats.
  4. Spread mixture in bottom of greased 13x9 inch pan.
  5. Spread with preserves to within 1/2 inch of outer edge of pan.
  6. Sprinkle with almonds.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 22 to 25 minutes.
  8. Cool and cut into bars.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  10. Grease 13x9 inch pan
  11. Note 1: Experiment with different flavor combinations of extract, nuts and preserves.
  12. Note 2: Oats can be old-fashioned or quick, but not instant.

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