Jam is a classic ingredient in squares – this is a simple jam square. You can vary it by using different jams for the filling.

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Jam Squares

Joan Donogh
Simple baked squares recipe with jam filling
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam


  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon rind in food processor bowl. Add butter and process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add egg and process briefly to combine.
  • Spread 2/3 of the mixture in a greased 8 inch square baking pan. Pat down firmly. Spread jam over top, and sprinkle remaining batter over jam.
  • Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F. until well browned.



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