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Czech Bars with Jam and Walnuts

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These Czech bars with jam and walnuts are super easy to make and very delicious. An Old World recipe, the bars are buttery, sweet and perfect for any occasion.

These Czech bars with jam and walnuts are super easy to make and very delicious. An Old World recipe, the bars are buttery, sweet and perfect for any occasion.

Czech Bars with Jam and Walnuts

These Czech Bars With Jam and Walnuts are inspired from the Commemorative Cookbook of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota.

I love these books as they always bring together the culture, the recipes, and traditions of a state. I was always interested in Minnesota’s culture, the state that adopted me many years ago when I moved to the U.S. , so I always looked for ways to familiarize myself with the culture of the place.

 Czech bars with jam and walnuts - in the baking dish

Minnesota has a great tradition of baking casseroles, cookies, and bars, probably because there was not much to do in the old times during the winter.

With the cold climate we have almost 8 months a year, comforting food is important for survival.

Minnesota also has an important number of Germans, Eastern Europeans, and Northern Europeans descendants who are known for their baking skills.

For that matter, Minnesotan cooking books have an extensive collection of coffee breads, cookies, pastries, and bars.

Czech bars with jam and walnuts - close up of stacked bars

For today, I chose this recipe because it reminds me of a recipe of bars my German grandmother, Herta used to bake.

She also lived in Transylvania, where Romanians, Germans and Hungarians lived in peaceful communities.

Women exchanged recipes and loved to cook and bake using basic ingredients that everyone kept in their pantries.

Czech bars with jam and walnuts - bars on a white and grey plate

The recipe is very simple to make and if you have a jar of strawberry, raspberry, lingonberries, rose hip or apricot jam, it is time to make these great little bars. 

Czech bars with jam and walnuts- in the baking dish

The bars are great with a cup of coffee, so maybe you yould like to try a cup of this Traditional Turkish Coffee  for a change.

Czech bars with jam and walnuts - stacked on a white and grey plate

These bars are perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon or a potluck. Also they go well for holidays, parties and anything else in between.

These bars are perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon or a potluck. Also they go well for holidays, parties and anything else in between.

They are basically made from a soft dough and jam. Half of the dough goes on the bottom of the baking pan. A layer of jam goes over the first layer, then the rest of the dough goes on top of that. 

Pretty easy, if you ask me. Everything goes in the oven and bakes for almost an hour. Voila!

You end up with delicious bars that can satisfy any sweet tooth.

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Happy baking!

Yield: 16

Czech Bars with Jam and Walnuts

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These Czech bars with jam and walnuts are super easy to make and very delicious. An Old World recipe, the bars are buttery, sweet and perfect for any occasion.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup fig, strawberry, raspberry or apricot jam

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, and salt together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and beat well.
  4. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  5. Fold in chopped walnuts.
  6. Spread 1/2 batter in greased 8x12 inch baking pan.
  7. Top with jam.
  8. Cover the jam with the remaining batter (It may need to be pressed by hand).
  9. Bake at 325F for 1 hour.
  10. Let it cool completely before cutting into squares.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g

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