Strawberry Jam Bars Recipe

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There's a golden crust nicely seasoned with nutmeg, allspice and honey on these sweet bars. The recipe was given to me by an aunt.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 188 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and honey. Combine the flour, baking powder, allspice and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Divide the dough in half; spread half into a lightly greased 9-in. square baking pan. Spread with jam. Drop remaining dough by teaspoonfuls over jam. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 bars.
Originally published as Strawberry Jam Bars in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p88

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 25475
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"These have a nice flavor to them. Dropping the batter onto the strawberry layer is rather tedious, and my bars were a little bit too soft. Maybe I needed to bake them longer."

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