Strawberry Swirl Sour Cream Bars Recipe

Strawberry Swirl Sour Cream Bars – creamy bars with sweet strawberry jam swirls and slight tang from the sour cream. Fabulous for a Spring or Summer celebration like a baby shower!

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It’s a special day today!

For once, I have a fabulous treat to share with you and second – we are hosting a virtual baby shower!

First, let’s talk about the bars. This recipe is a play on one of my favorite bars  – the Sour Cream Crumb Bars. I skipped the crumb topping and added a strawberry jam swirl. I made these in a larger pan

The strawberry season is upon us and I happen to love berry desserts. They remind me of the warm, happy days of summer!

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For this recipe, I used my quick freezer jam recipe to make a strawberry jam. Of course a store bought jam will work as well. I just happen to love the homemade version. The swirls are so easy to make and make the dessert just a tad more special.

If you haven’t tried making a freezer jam, now it’s the time!

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These bars are perfect to serve for brunch, get together or any celebration! Everyone will love this creamy, sweet yet tangy treat!

Yields 32 squares

Strawberry Swirl Sour Cream Bars Recipe

15 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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    for the crust:
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, melted, cooled to room temperature
  • 1/2 c packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • for the filling:
  • 2 c sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 and 1/4 c granulated (white) sugar
  • 4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • for the swirls:
  • 1/2 c homemade of store-bought strawberry jam


  1. Line a 13" x9" baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the crust ingredients.
  4. In another medium mixing bowl, mix all the filling ingredients with an electric mixer.
  5. Pat down the crust mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  6. Pour the filling over the crust.
  7. Drop the jam by tablespoon-fulls and swirl with a knife.
  8. Bake 35 to 38 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the filling appears set. There should be no unbaked jiggly filling in the center.
  9. Cool completely before cutting.


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And speaking of celebrations, today a group of my blogging friends and I are celebrating our dear friend, Georgia from the Comfort of Cooking blog and her baby girl that is about to be welcomed to this world! Georgia is one of the kindest and sweetest bloggers I have met since I started my blog. Her site is full of beautiful and delicious food full of comfort and love. From fantastic breakfast ideas (like these Easy No-Bake Berry Donut Shortcakes) to comforting dinner recipes (like this Crispy Parmesan Chicken with Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes ) and gorgeous desserts (like this recent Tres Leches Cake)

Congratulations, Georgia! I am so happy for you and your husband! I can’t wait to see your sweet baby girl! 

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Please, visit the following posts from my blogging friends to see what else we are sharing today for this special baby shower!


  1. The Domestic Rebel says

    I want all the bars!! Love that these are sweet and tangy from the sour cream. They’re so pretty, too!

  2. Jennie @themessybakerblog says

    Anna, you make a mean sour cream bar. Love the swirls of strawberry. Pinned!

  3. Debbie says

    Okay, so I am at work and not concentrating completely, but step 7? what is the topping? am I missing something? Can’t wait to try these. They look scrumptious!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      Hi Debbie! I just fix the instructions. Hope you will give these bars a try! Thank you!

  4. Elizabeth Waterson says

    These look like creamy dreamy perfection!! I would eat the whole pan, no doubt!

  5. Jeanette Chen says

    What a pretty dessert – love the swirl! Also, like your idea of using Greek yogurt for a healthier option.

  6. Kate@Diethood says

    Gurrrrl, they look amaaaaze! Those bars and I would get along really, really well!! Congrats to Georgia!!

  7. says

    Talk about a huge surprise! This virtual shower and all the beautiful treats are amazing, and I’m SO happy that you are a part of it, Anna! ♥ It means so much to me! Thank you, thank you for sharing these gorgeous strawberry dessert bars – right up my berry-craving alley! I can’t wait to make them.

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      I am honored to be a part of this baby shower for you, sweet friend!! Wish we could all meet in real life and enjoy these treats! XOXO

  8. Auntiepatch says

    So, ummm… the topping the same as the crust? If so, how much do I set aside for the topping? Looks glorious!

  9. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says

    These bars look and sound delectable! And your homemade jam wow!

  10. Julia says

    Ugggggh So GOOD! These swirly squares of loving and making my mouth water! Thanks for bringing your tasty treat along to Georgia’s baby shower, and very nice to meet ya!

  11. says

    Berry swirl cheesecake anything is a favorite of mine! I’ve never tried it with sour cream. I need to get on that! I normally go with the Greek yogurt option but I bet sour cream is even better. :) These bars really do look glorious. If I were you, I would have hopped in bed with a spoon and a movie and gone to town. ;) Thanks so much for participating!