9 August, 2021
Perfect Raspberry Squares
Serving Size: 1 each
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Cool Time: Not specified
Start to Finish: 1 hour + cooling time
Times are approximate
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cups quick oats
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, at room temperature, cut into chunks, plus more for pan
1 jar (12 to 14 ounces) raspberry jam or preserves
measuring cups and spoons
aluminum foil or parchment paper
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-by-13-inch pan with a large piece of foil or parchment paper; butter the foil.
In a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, combine flour, oats, both sugars, baking soda, salt and nuts. With mixer on low speed, add butter pieces. Beat for about 2 minutes, until blended.
Press about 2/3 of mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes, until just golden.
Remove pan from oven, spread jam evenly over hot crust. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture evenly over jam.
Bake for 25 minutes, until jam bubbles and top is golden brown.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.