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Microwave Raspberry Squares

No recipe image available.Quick and easy, crumb-topped fruit and oat bars 'baked' in a microwave oven.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup raspberry jam*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, quick cooking oatmeal, and brown sugar; blend well. Cut in 3/4 cup butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Remove 1 cup and set aside.
  2. Pat the remaining crumb mixture into a 8-inch baking dish. Microwave on HIGH for 4 1/2 to 5 minutes, turning once.
  3. Spread raspberry jam on top and sprinkle the reserved oatmeal mixture on top. Microwave on HIGH for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes, turning once.
  4. Cool before cutting into squares.

Makes 12 squares.

*For easy variations, other jam flavors may be used.