Recipe for Coconut Jam Squares


    Coconut Jam Squares

    Shortcrust Dough
    7 ounces sweet butter
    1/3 cup granulated sugar
    2 cups flour

    1/3 cup plus jam of your choice

    Coconut Mixture
    5 unbeaten egg whites
    1 cup granulated sugar
    2 cups coconut flakes

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Mix together all the ingredients for the shortbread dough and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Flatten or roll out onto a greased square baking pan 9 x 9-inch or larger. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees F.

    Meanwhile, stir together the coconut mixture in a saucepan and simmer, stirring until thick (DO NOT BOIL ).

    Spread jam over the warm short crust dough, drop coconut batter on top and spread evenly.

    Return to oven and bake an additional 7 minutes, or until coconut topping is slightly set and golden brown.

    Cut into squares while still warm and cool completely.