OATMEAL JAM BARS
prep 15 minutes bake 35 minutes at 350°F
Nonstick cooking spray
11/3 cups all- purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup quick- cooking rolled oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup seedless blackberry or red or
black raspberry jam
1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 9- inch-square baking pan with foil, extending foil over the edges of the pan. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray. Remove 1 tsp. zest and squeeze 1 tsp. juice from the lemon. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in oats, brown sugar, and the lemon zest.
2. In a large bowl beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add flour mixture; beat on low until crumbly. Remove 1 cup of the crumb mixture for topping. Press the remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine jam and the lemon juice. Carefully spread jam mixture over hot crust. Sprinkle with the reserved 1 cup crumb mixture.
4. Bake about 15 minutes more or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Use edges of foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut into bars. Makes 16 bars.
per bar 173 cal, 7 g fat (5 g sat. fat), 20 mg chol, 121 mg sodium, 25 g carb, 1 g fiber, 11 g sugars, 2 g pro.