On Thursday I made blackberry bars. I didn’t think anything could really beat raspberry bars, but in an attempt to do so I cooked up some blackberry jam and then made the blackberry bars. I followed the same recipe for raspberry jam and raspberry bars and I think they turned out super well!
As you can see, we’ve already been enjoying them. I predict they will be gone before Sunday. (Even if I do eat them myself.) So, in the end, I would definitely recommend doing these with blackberries as well. 🙂
UPDATE: Over half of them are gone. I predict we will finish them by Friday.
Post by: Melissa
Photo by: Melissa
As promised here are some delicious raspberry bars made with jam that we picked at a U-pick farm in Ferndale. These bars are the perfect snack, dessert or maybe even breakfast!
2.75 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup finely chopped pecans (praline or normal)
1 cup melted butter
Step 1. Chop up pecans ahead of time. Make them pretty small like below. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2. Combine pecans, sugar and flour in a large mixing bowl.
Step. 3 Melt butter and add to mixture with egg.
Step. 4 Mix all ingredients together till it forms a crumbly, but moist dough that sticks together.
Step 5. Press mixture to bottom of greased baking dish. A casserole dish works great for this. Set aside 1.5 cups of the mixture to crumble on top.
Step 6. Add jam and spread to edges. Leave about 1/3 inch on the sides, the jam will spread to it.
Step. 7 Crumble 1/2 cup on top cover all jam and the sides.
Step 8. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees or until crumbs are golden brown. Check around 30 minutes to make sure it isn’t burning. After it’s done take out and let it sit for 3 hours and then cut in pan and enjoy.
Post by Colin
Photos by Colin and Melissa
You may recall our trip to Boxx Berry Farm. Here’s what we did with some of the raspberries. But there are still plenty left!
6 cups raspberries
3 cups sugar
1 packet of Jel-Ease pectin
1. Mash raspberries in a bowl with a spoon or fork until liquidy.
2. It should look like this when you are done. Add pectin to mixture.
3.Measure out sugar in a separate bowl.
4. Boil as many jars as you need to sterilize them for storing jam.
5. In your other pot, stir berry mixture constantly until boiling.
6. When boiling, slowly add sugar and stir.
7. Bring to boil again.
8. Add jam into jar. Let cool for half an hour before placing in fridge.
Post by: Colin and Melissa
Photos by: Colin and Melissa