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Strawberry Crumble (or Strawberry Crumble Bars)

Strawberry Crumble (or Crumble Bars)

A few simple ingredients is all it takes to make this buttery strawberry crumble that can be served warm as a dessert or cooled and cut into cookie bars.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

For the crumble

  • 1 1/2 cups cold butter cut in cubes
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or the seeds of one vanilla pod
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Filling

  • 2 1/2 cups strawberry jam

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan and line with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor mix together the flour, sugar and baking powder.
  3. Pulse in the cold butter and vanilla until crumbly.
  4. If you don't have a food processor you can simply rub the butter through the dry ingredients with your hands, this is a pretty simple, fail-safe recipe.
  5. Press half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan, then spread on the strawberry jam. Use homemade or a good quality, whole fruit jam and not a pectin based, jelly type jam
  6. Press the remaining crumb mixture together in your hands and break off small pieces, scattering them evenly over the jam layer.
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until light golden brown on top.
  8. Serve warm with ice cream or chill and cut in bars.