Easy Jam Squares

  • Author: Just Easy Recipes
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 squares 1x


Delicious jam squares recipe made from pantry staples in just 30 minutes. Easy recipe to bake with the kids and share with the whole family.


  • 125g butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cups jam (I used Apricot)


  1. Using a blender, cream the butter and sugar together until creamy
  2. Add the egg and vanilla essence and beat until well combined.
  3. Add the flour (sieve it if you are feeling diligent!) and baking powder and mix until a dough forms.Then using your hands, press the dough together until it forms a ball. Use 2/3 of the dough and spread it along the base of a greased baking tin (Place the other third in the fridge for now). I used a 30 x 20cm tin.
  4. Using the head of a fork, poke holes into the dough to prevent air bubbles forming (imagine the dough cut into slices – each slice needs to be pricked with the fork)
  5. Lather on the jam nice and thick!
  6. Grate the remaining 1/3 of the dough and scatter on the top of the jam (if the dough is too soft to grate, pop it in the fridge/freezer for a few minutes)
  7. Bake at 180°C for 20-30 minutes until dough is slightly browned and the jam is all gooey! Allow to cool and then slice into squares. Enjoy!


Tin size: 30 x 20cm or smaller (don’t go bigger than that)