Rhubarb Jam Bars

Take that fresh spring rhubarb and whip up a batch of these sweet bars.

INGREDIENTS

Rhubarb Jam
1 lb(s) rhubarb, trimmed and sliced

2 tsp cornstarch

¾ cup sugar

½ cup water

Crust
1 stick plus 2 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ pieces, plus more for the pan

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup sugar

1 tsp kosher salt

6 Tbsp ice-cold water

½ cup rolled oats

¼ tsp ground allspice

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS
Rhubarb Jam

  1. Toss the rhubarb with the starch in a very medium cooking pan. Stir within the sugar and water and produce to a simmer over medium-high heat. cut back the warmth and simmer, stirring typically, till the rhubarb has diminished and also the mixture is incredibly thick, concerning twenty minutes. Cool fully.

Crust

  1. Place an oversized rimmed baking sheet within the kitchen appliance and heat to 375ºF. Line associate 8-by-8-inch metal baking pan with foil; butter the foil.
  2. Pulse the flour, sugar and salt along in a very kitchen appliance. Add the butter and pulse till the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the water and pulse till the dough comes along in a very ball.
  3. decide 2/3 cup of the dough and place in a very tiny bowl. Transfer the remaining dough to the ready baking pan and push equally into very cheap of the pan. Refrigerate till firm, concerning ten minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add the oats, allspice and cinnamon to the dough within the bowl and blend well to mix. Refrigerate till firm, concerning ten minutes.
  5. Spoon the rhubarb jam onto the chilled crust associated unfold equally with an offset spatula. Crumble the oat topping over the jam. Place the baking pan on the preheated baking sheet and bake till the crust and topping ar golden brown, forty to forty five minutes. Transfer to a rack to chill fully. fastidiously take away from the pan and turn over bars.