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Jam Shortbread Recipe

Jam Shortbread

Peach Jam Shortbread

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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.



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)  


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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  1. Wonderful Recipe! The perfect “go to” dessert:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  2. Allison says:

    These look great! Found you at a linky party!

    Allison @ http://www.allisonskinnyjeans.com

  3. What a wonderful recipe! I think I’ll try this with my homemade strawberry jam. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  4. Oh goodness your making my mouth water with all these great recipes!

  5. These sound delicious. I must say that for as much as I like peaches, I probably would have never thought to use the preserves this way. Awesome idea. Will be saving and trying very soon. Thanks for sharing! I am visiting and now following from the Wonderful Food Wednesday linky.

  6. Carrie, this looks beautiful and delicious! I love shortbread! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend! We love having you join us and hope to see you next week. Pinning to our party board – have a happy Sunday!

  7. Krista Low says:

    These shortbreads look fabulous! I love peach in almost any shape and form 🙂 Yummo! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  8. Liz says:

    Love this simple recipe. Thank you.

  9. Julia says:

    Think I’m going to have to make these. Craving peach jam now!

  10. Diane Roark says:


    You did it again! Made me so hungry. I love shortbread and almond. I pinned it.
    Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Saturday Dishes Blog Hop.
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread com

  11. Kerry C says:

    I imagine the peach jam and the almond extract in the glaze go amazingly together. These sound so delicious!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Saturday Dishes.

  12. This recipe for Jam Shortbread sounds delicious. I love the peach jam. Pinned/shared.


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