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Strawberry Crumb Bars

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I love using fresh fruit in my desserts. This recipe has been one that I have been working on for a while. The versatility of this recipe is great for seasonal baking, just use whatever berries or jams you have handy. My favorite is a simple Strawberry because I always have these ingredients in my fridge. Baby Boy LOVES strawberry so it is in high demand always.

Strawberry Crumb Bars

Ingredients: 3 part ingredients/process

Crust: 

  • 1 C. Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/3 C. Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 C. Cold Butter

Process:

  1. Mix Flours, salt and syrup in a mixing bowl until well blended.
  2. Add cold butter 1 Tbsp. at a time.
  3. Mix the dough until it is evenly chunky. (You will still see chunks of butter in the batter)
  4. Place dough in the refrigerator
  5. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  6. Grease a baking pan or sheet, you will need at least an 8×8 space to spread the dough. (I like to use stoneware or a metal cookie sheet with a Silpat)
  7. Remove dough from the fridge and hand pat and spread it in a thin layer on your prepared baking sheet.  (dough may be sticky but you can wet your fingers a little and it will help with the sticky)
  8. Bake crust for 15 min or until it is lightly golden on edges.

Filling:

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 C. Strawberry Jam
  • 1/2 C. Fresh Strawberries, diced
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Lemon juice

Process:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and Mash with a fork until well mixed.

Crumb Topping:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C. Walnuts
  • 1/2 C. Almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. Cold Butter, chopped into pieces

Process:

  1. In a chopper, add Walnuts and Almonds together and chop well
  2. Place Nuts in a bowl and add Coconut Sugar and Cold Butter pieces
  3. Hand crumble this mixture until all of the topping is crumbly
  4. Once the crust is finished baking, it should be slightly golden on the edges, layer the crust with the filling and then evenly spread the crumble on top of the jam.
  5. Place the bars back in the oven and bake them for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  6. The Jam should be nice and bubbly. Remove them and place the pan on a cooling rack for 20 minutes.

*Try these other combos:

  • Blueberry Jam and fresh Blueberries
  • Strawberry Jam and Rhubarb
  • Peach Jam and Fresh Peach


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