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Grape and Almond Pie Bars
There is no back story for why I’m sharing this recipe today. Just that I was in a mood to make some fruity dessert and what better way to use up that grape jelly lying in the fridge to provide all the sugar you need in it than this?! Try these grape almond pie bars if you have grape jelly at home too. If feeling more adventurous make your own grape jelly with balsamic vinegar and use it for this recipe.
Basically, Pie bars for me should be minimally sweet, not too sweet and the filling must be the one supplying the sweet. The crumble should be buttery, as should the base itself making the bars super soft and crumbly with a fruity flavor coming through each bite. Can we all agree on that? And we are going to use the same buttery crumble for both the base and the topping, but going to add a lot of sliced almonds for the crunch.
How to make Grape Almond Pie Bars!
Right then, let’s talk about the buttery base[crust] and the crumble topping. Instead of using flour fully, I have used whole wheat flour and ground almonds to make it a tad healthier than these bars normally would be. But then you can use any flour you want. Full almond meal will work perfectly too.
And these bars are not vegan, in my recipe we are using full fat unsalted butter and this will let you slice through the bars without ruining the shape too much.
There are a variety of combinations possible in these – so please try out all the ideas that are running in your mind.
Let’s get in to the baking now –
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Grape Almond Pie barsCourse: Dessert, SweetsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
A simple grape almond pie bars recipe with the homemade grape jelly with balsamic vinegar. Almond slices for the added texture and crunch.
Whole Wheat Flour – 1 Cup [120 Grams]
Almond flour or Ground Almonds – 1/4 Cup [30 Grams]
Cold unsalted butter – cut in cubes – 1 cup
Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
Brown Sugar – 2 tablespoon
Grape Jelly – 1 Cup
Sliced Almonds – 1/2 cup
- Put the flour, almond flour, salt, sugar and the butter in a food processor and blitz until they come together as a crumble.
- Spread 3/4 in a greased and lined baking tin and press down evenly.
- Spread the grape jelly.
- Sprinkle the remaining crumble evenly on top of the jam.
- Add the sliced or flaked almonds on top.
- Bake in a preheated oven of 180 degrees Celsius for 30-35 minutes
- Let them cool before you slice in squares.
- Use any jam you like.