Jam Shortbread
Peach Jam Shortbread

This easy, quick and economical bar is so moist, tender and yummy. A great treat to take along to a party, outing – anytime.

You can use any flavor of bottled jam and change up the dessert for a new experience too.



PEACH JAM SHORTBREAD

Ingredients:

1 package yellow cake mix

1/4 cup butter, softened (not melted)

1 egg 

8-10 oz.  (1 – 1  1/4 cup) peach, apricot or your desired flavor of preserves (not freezer method, must be cooked bottled type)  

Glaze:

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 tsp. almond extract

3 1/2 tsp. water, more if needed  

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 13×9″ cake pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, butter and egg at a low speed with a mixer on low until crumbly. Press mixture evenly into the prepared pan.  shortbread-1Spread the preserves evenly over the cake mix mixture.shortbread-2Bake at 20 – 25 minutes or until the edges are a medium brown.

After taking the pan out of the oven, combine in a small bowl the glaze ingredients and mix until smooth.

The desired consistency is thin but not as thin as water.

Drizzle evenly over the warm jam shortbread.shortbread-3Cool completely and cut into bars.

Keep in a covered container.shortbread-4Recipe and copyright by Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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