Real Heritage Recipe Contest

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Jam Squares

Jam Squares

by Adele W. of Huntington Beach, CA

Jam Squares

Jam Squares has been the family recipe for many years and brings the memories of our family together having a super time building Jam Squares and hardly waiting for them to cool down enough to cut. The family photo submitted is at my mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary - now the two men on the ends "The bookends" are now in heaven. My Dad Leonard Wynosky and my Sister's Husband Steven Parisi - We miss them both.

Ingredients

  1. 3/4 cup Challenge Butter
  2. 1 2/3 cup Flour
  3. ½ tsp Salt
  4. ½ cup Brown Sugar
  5. 2Egg Yolk
  6. 1 tsp Vanilla
  7. 1/2 cupJam/Jelly - favorite flavor
  8. 2Egg Whites
  9. 1/2 cupSugar
  10. ¼ tsp cinnamon

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Bottom Crust: 3/4 cup Challenge Butter 1 2/3 cup flour ½ tsp salt ½ cup brown sugar 2 egg yokes 1 tsp vanilla Mix ingredients then Press into pan – Bake in Oven 375 for 15 minutes – turn down oven to 325 while bottom crust cools

  2. Step 2

    Topping: Wait for bottom crust to cool for 10 – 15 minutes then. Spread ½ cup jam/jelly (Your favorite flavor) Spread on crust thickness to taste not to thick – thin to medium thickness the best results

  3. Step 3

    While bottom crust cools Beat 2 egg whites – beat till stiff Add to stiff egg whites ½ cup sugar ¼ tsp cinnamon Spread Egg white mixture over jelly/jam spread and then back into oven Bake 325 for 20 minutes

  4. Step 4

    Wait for Jam Squares to Cool and then cut into 1" squares - enjoy.

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