Just made these for the holidays and they are great. Tasty and festive. We had trouble spreading the jam as well and the tips mentioned by Sarafair sound like good ones.
JillyBurke Posted: 12/18/11
Sarafair Posted: 11/19/11
These bars are very impressive. It is difficult to get the jam on the crust though. I ended up using a whole small jar of raspberry jam. You have to put it all in a bowl, then stir it up to make it spreadable. In addition, I used a knife dipped in water each time I wanted to spread the jam. Otherwise it ruins the crust and puts holes in it. Don't forget to do the alum foil lining, as it makes them easy to get out of the pan. Then I cut them with my pizza cutter. They are delicious!
SouthernMarms Posted: 06/20/13
These are beautiful and delicious! I had a bit of trouble with the foil sticking on the sides where the jam had gone up higher than the base layer and may try parchment paper next time. The jam was easy to spread when stirred first. I will definitely make these again.