Oatmeal Apple Jam Squares
  • 2 cups oatmeal (old-fashioned, not quick-cooking)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted (1-1/2 sticks)
  • 8 ounce jar apple jelly
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Place oatmeal in large bowl of electric mixer. Stir together flour, salt, and baking soda; add to bowl. Add walnuts, brown sugar, and melted butter. Mix well. Remove 1 cup of the mixture to a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Place the remaining mixture in the prepared pan and pat down evenly. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and spread on the apple jelly to within a ¼-inch of the edges. (Note: I put the jelly in a small bowl and whisked it first to break it up and it spreads much better). Evenly sprinkle on the reserved 1 cup of crumbled mixture on top of jelly. Return pan to oven and bake for another 20 to 24 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. While still warm, take a small spatula and gently pull in the edges to loosen slightly. This makes it easier to cut into squares when it cools. Cool completely in pan before cutting into squares.
Recipe by The Culinary Cellar at https://theculinarycellar.com/oatmeal-apple-jam-squares/