• Blackberry Bars

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    • 1 1/2 c. Flour
    • 1 c. Brown sugar, packed
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 2 c. Quick-cooking oatmeal
    • 1 c. Butter
    • 1 1/2 c. Seedless Blackberry jam,*
    • 1/2 c. Minced pecans


    1. * Or possibly preserves or possibly conserve
    2. Bar cookies are easy to prepare because they are spread in a pan and baked all at one time. They should be cooled before cutting.
    3. This is such an easy recipe-but it tastes like you spent hrs preparing it. It's great for brunch and coffee klatches!
    4. Preheat oven to 375 .
    5. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and oatmeal. Cut in all but two Tbsp. butter. Press 1/2 of flour mix proportionately into a greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Spread jam over batter in pan, then top with remaining flour mix. Dot with two Tbsp. butter and with minced pecans.
    6. Bake at 375 for 20-25 min. Let cold completely, then cut into rectangles.
    7. Variation: Use other types of jam, such as apricot.
    8. Yield: 24. Suzanne J. Brown, owner SBJ Communications, Skillman, NJ

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