Ole and Lena's Bars
Could also be called Danish Preserve Bars
This dessert was presented to the members of the
Larsmont community by Margaret Glass at the annual
Larsmont Community Club Picnic in 2012.
1-3/4 cups sifted
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups uncooked (old fashioned) oats
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup preserves (use your favorite preserves - I use
Blackbury's Raspberry preserves)
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (if desired)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix together flour,
baking soda, salt and oats. In a separate bowl,
cream butter. Add brown sugar to the butter
gradually and cream until fluffy. Stir in flour mixture.
Reserve 1/3 of crumbs for topping. Firmly press
remainder on bottom of greased 9x13 inch pan.
Spread preserves carefully over layer in pan (keep about
1/2 inch from pan edge.)
Sprinkle with reserved topping and nuts (if desired).
Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. Cool pan
slightly on wire rack, drizzle with lemon glaze. Cut
into bars while slightly warm.
Mix together 1 cup powdered sugar
and 2T. lemon juice.
Note: I find the bars are tastier if your layer of
preserves is not too thick.