Summer Jam Squares
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups butter
  • 1-1/2 cups summer jam--peach, raspberry, strawberry, plum--whatever!
  1. Measure first four dry ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Cream brown sugar and butter together until soft and fluffy.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients and blend until soft and crumbly.
  4. Pat ½ of the crumbs in a jelly roll pan.
  5. Press firmly or roll with a dowel or small rolling pin--like this one, my favorite little baking utensil at the moment.
  6. Next, carefully spread jam over the top of crust.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining crumbs over the jam layer until covered.
  8. Press the crumbs gently to set in place.
  9. Bake at 375 for about 35 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  10. Slide a knife or spatula around the edges as it cools to keep hot jam from sticking to the sides.
  11. Cool completely then cut into squares.
Recipe by Gracious Rain at