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Blackberry Shortbread Bars

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a recipe I got from TV but I've changed it to my liking. You can do the same by choosing any flavor preserves you'd like. Do not let the prep time throw you off; you must freeze the dough before baking."
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3 h 50 m servings 434
Original recipe yields 18 servings (18 shortbread bars)


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  1. Beat butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks to butter one at a time, blending well after each addition.
  2. Mix flour, white sugar, baking powder, cardamom, and salt together in a bowl. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until just combined. Divide dough in half and wrap each tightly in plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 3 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Grate 1 ball of frozen dough evenly into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan. Spread blackberry jam over grated dough, leaving 1/2-inch space around the edges. Grate the second ball of frozen dough over the jam.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes. After shortbread cools, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 434 calories; 21.7 57.8 3.7 100 102 Full nutrition

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This is a very versatile bar recipe as you could use any flavour of preserve and flavouring of your choice. The recipe doesn't state pan size but I would think 9x13, I halved the recipe to bake ...