A combination of shortbread and macaroons, but not quite.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).

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  • To make Crust: Mix together first three ingredients and pack into the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch pan. Dot with strawberry jam.

  • To make Topping: Beat together the rest of the ingredients and pour over the crust.

  • Bake till firm for 30-35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 41.4g; fat 15g; cholesterol 51.3mg; sodium 171.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
The crust stayed doughy the first batch I made so I cooked the crust for 10 mins. then added the batter and cooked it for 30 mins. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/24/2008
Disaster. Not sure what went wrong since I followed the recipe exactly but the top crust never firmed up and the jam became super running. Read More
(6)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
The crust stayed doughy the first batch I made so I cooked the crust for 10 mins. then added the batter and cooked it for 30 mins. Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2008
I totally take back my previous post (see below). I had tasted the bars after they'd only been out of the oven for about a half hour. The key is to let them sit for a few hours. They are incredibly addictive! I still believe the crust should be baked first though. I was so excited to try this recipe because I had some jam that needed to be used up. Plus it seemed to have all the right makings for a yummy dessert (hence the name). I was totally disappointed. The bottom crust should have been baked first before putting on the jam. However this wouldn't have helped rescue this recipe because it's just way too sweet. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
These are just delicious! The strawberry jam and brown sugar mix together to make a very yummy combination! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2009
I have made a similar recipe to this for years minus the jam. They are sweet enough as is so adding jam is just away too much for our tastes. Otherwise they were always a favorite and other nuts can be substituted. Baking the crust for even 5 mins. does make a difference. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/24/2008
Disaster. Not sure what went wrong since I followed the recipe exactly but the top crust never firmed up and the jam became super running. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2007
It was a great way to use up some bottles of jam and it tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2009
It's sweet that's true but really really good! the walnuts give it a "different" flavour and also a rough texture that almonds or other nuts lack in my opinion. I tasted it just out from the oven and still don't know how it really turned out after a few hours. I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9x13 inch pan and even changing the proportions which is sometimes risky I say thumb up! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2008
My family really liked the bar. This is a good way to use up strawberry jam. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2012
My son and I loved this but my husband found it too sweet. Next time I think I will omit the jam. Sure was yummy though!!! Very rich only need a little piece. Read More
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