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Blue Ridge Blackberry Lemon Bars

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"A layer of blackberry jam adds a sweet note to these lemony oat bars."
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servings 237
Original recipe yields 25 servings (25 bars)


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  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl toss together oats, flour, brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon zest and salt until well blended.
  2. Sprinkle mixture with lemon juice, then with a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter pieces until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Reserve 2 cups of the oat mixture, then sprinkle remainder in pan, pressing with fingers to form a crust.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until set. Let cool slightly, then spread blackberry jam evenly over crust.
  6. Sprinkle evenly with reserved oat mixture, pressing down gently.
  7. Return to oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 237 calories; 10.9 33.5 2.6 20 102 Full nutrition

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Although these would be great as posted, I did make a few changes the second time around. I agree the lemon flavoring wasn't enough, so I added lemon juice to the jelly as well. I warmed it in...

This was very simple. Oat crumb bars are one of my most favorite desserts. I made only one change and used a cranberry-apple relish spread that I had on hand, as I had no strawberry. (All I had ...

Nice little bars. I don't really taste the lemon, which is a bit disappointing, but they are pretty good bars. I halved the recipe and put in an 8x8 pan. Instead of blackberry jam, I used lef...

delicious, I used black berry jam and I cut up some black berry's for this. You definitely have to bake it longer.

My husband isn't supposed to like these recipes and he loved this one! I added a bit more lemon juice but the recipe stood alone. I'll try using different jams next time too.

Delicious did not change a thing. Thank you for sharing.