Strawberry Bars

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Strawberry Bars with Lemon Glaze are made with strawberry jam, fresh strawberries, and a buttery shortbread crust topped with a simple lemony glaze.

– 2 sticks unsalted butter – ¼ cup light brown sugar – ½ cup granulated sugar – 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract – 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour – ½ teaspoon kosher salt – 1 cup strawberry jam – 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped into small pieces Glaze: – 1 cup powdered sugar – 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice – 1 tablespoon milk

Ingredients You'll Need:

Step 1. 1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour and cover a 9-inch square baking pan with foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray.

Step 2 Cream the butter and sugar together just until combined. Add vanilla. Sift flour and salt together and, with mixer set on low, slowly add to butter until almost comes together as a dough ball. Separate dough and pat two-thirds into the prepared pan for the crust. Place remaining dough in refrigerator to chill. Bake crust for about twenty minutes or until lightly golden, then remove to a cooling rack.

Step 3 Mix fresh strawberries into the jam, mashing with a fork. Some lumps will remain. Spread strawberry jam mixture over warm crust.

Step 4 Sprinkle remaining one-third of dough over the strawberry jam in little pieces like streusel. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the streusel is golden brown.

Step 4 Cool completely then gently lift the foil or parchment from the pan and cut into bars. Drizzle with lemon glaze.