Champagne & Mixed Berry Jam Crumble Bars

Routinely Rachel
by Routinely Rachel
12 Bars
45 min

Coming in hot with my mixed berry & champagne jam. For dry January, use non-alcoholic bubbly such as Fre Wines. This jam is perfect for cookies, pastries, dessert bars and just on its own. Best way to use leftover bubbly from New Years

Recipe for Jam before we get into the crumble bars

1 1/2 cups champagne

4 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries)

2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

Juice of 1 large lemon

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

3 to 4 tablespoons corn starch dissolved in 1/3 cup water

Add berries, lemon juice, and sugar to large pot over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, for 12 minutes. Use potato masher or large fork to mash down berries and extract juices (leaving some whole cranberries for texture).

Add champagne. Bring to a full simmer. In small bowl, combine cornstarch with 1/3 cup water. Add to pot with simmering mixture. Reduce heat to medium low. Continue to cook until thickened (about 10 minutes). Will continue to set as it cools


Champagne & Mixed Berry Jam Crumble Bars
Recipe details
  • 12  Bars
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract 
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup mixed berry champagne jam (see intro paragraphs for recipe)

Set oven to 350F. Line a 9x9 pan with parchment.
Cream butter and sugar with hand mixer until fluffy and well combined.
Blend in salt, almond, and vanilla. Slowly mix in flour until just combined. The mixture will be crumbly. 
Add 2/3 of mixture to base of pan and evenly pack down. Use spatula to spread jam on base. Crumble the remaining 1/3 on top. Bake for 35-40 minutes until just golden brown and jam bubbly. 
  • Use any jam you’d like!