Blue Ridge Blackberry Lemon Bars


A layer of blackberry jam adds a sweet note to these lemony oat bars.

25 bars


  • 2 cups oats, either quick or old-fashioned (uncooked)

  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour

  • 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped and lightly toasted

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, chilled (cut into small pieces)

  • 1 serving Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar Smucker's® Seedless Blackberry Jam

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar, if desired


  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
11g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 63mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.