To finish out this wonderful farm to table dinner week I’m going to share a sweet treat – 5 ingredient jam crumb bars! They’re my favorite no fuss dessert that feeds a crowd.
This week I’ve shared how to have a farm to table dinner in your backyard along with recipes for a salad with homemade buttermilk ranch dressing and soft boiled eggs, ginger glazed and seared carrots, potato and kohlrabi salad, rotisserie chicken, and now these 5 ingredient jam crumb bars. These bars are so delicious and versatile and will feed a crowd!
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I just love desserts like that – desserts that feed a crowd. Because honestly, sometimes when there’s a whole group of people the last thing one wants to do is ‘chance it’ and try doubling or tripling a recipe without knowing what the end result will be.
And they’re beyond easy to make, only five ingredients (perfect for Five Ingredient Fridays) and can be customized to whatever jam you have on hand or want to use. If you have some fruit (another idea for what to do with leftover fruit) you most certainly can add it in. I like to use a big baking sheet – a jelly roll pan (like this 12 x 18 jelly roll cookie sheet) for baking.
When I made these bars for the farm to table dinner I added some fresh strawberry slices, but that is totally optional, you really just need some good quality jam and you’re all set to go. I’ve found that the best jam for these bars is a berry jam that has a little bit of tartness to it…perhaps a berry blend or a seedless raspberry.
The flavor combination is really great – the butter and ‘crumb’ topping is the perfect texture and flavor contrast to the jam. I would say these are perfect for summer, but the truth is, these would be great for any season or occasion-birthdays, holidays, potlucks, you name it…these jam crumb bars would make a great addition (I’m thinking of making these with cranberries for Thanksgiving).
The next time you’re in search of a super easy dessert for a crowd that comes together in a flash, these 5 ingredient jam crumb bars are your savior!