Brown Butter Jam Bars
 
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Ingredients
Crust
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
Filling
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup jam or jelly, dealer's choice
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. To make the crust, melt 1 cup of butter in a pan at medium-high heat till the butter starts to brown. When the butter is amber in color and smells slightly nutty, strain through a sieve into a heat-proof container, such as a small glass mixing bowl. Place in the freezer for 30-40 minutes until thickened and semi-frozen. Combine the powdered sugar and flour in a large bowl, then use a pastry cutter or your hands (I prefer my hands) and add in the butter until a dough is formed. Press into a lined and/or greased 9x13-inch pan and chill in the freezer for 15 minutes. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until lightly golden and set, then remove from the oven and set aside.
  2. To make the filling, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and flour in a large bowl. Brown the remaining butter, then pour the butter into the egg mixture very slowly, whisking as you do it so the eggs don't scramble. Whisk in the vanilla.
  3. Pour half of the filling over the baked crust, then spoon large dollops of the jam over the filling, reserving about quarter to top the bars with. Pour the rest of the filling over the jam, then spoon small dollop over the top with the remaining jam (you can add a bit extra jam if you feel like it needs it). Don't worry if it looks a little messy or weird, it'll look pretty when it's baked! Bake until the filling is golden brown in color, about 25 to 30 minutes, also at 375 degrees F. Allow to cool completely and cut into bars. Enjoy!
Adapted From
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2010/02/10/brown-butter-jam-bars/