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!
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!
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!
These bars are perfect to serve for brunch, get together or any celebration! Everyone will love this creamy, sweet yet tangy treat!
Strawberry Swirl Sour Cream Bars
!for the crust:
- ½ cup unsalted butter melted, cooled to room temperature
- ½ cup packed light or dark brown sugar
- 1 and ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
!for the filling:
- 2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
- 1 and ¼ cup granulated (whitsugar
- 4 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 large egg
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
!for the swirls:
- ½ cup strawberry jam
- Line a 13" x 9" baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the crust ingredients.
- In another medium mixing bowl, mix all the filling ingredients with an electric mixer.
- Pat down the crust mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
- Pour the filling over the crust.
- Drop the jam by tablespoon-fulls and swirl with a knife.
- 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.
- Cool completely before cutting.
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!
Curry and Comfort says
I am so excited for Georgia and her soon to be new family! These bars are perfectly pink. 🙂
Those look amazing! I can imagine the lovely tart taste the sour cream would lend.
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
Anna, you make a mean sour cream bar. Love the swirls of strawberry. Pinned!
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!!
Hi Debbie! I just fix the instructions. Hope you will give these bars a try! Thank you!
Love the jam swirls!
Elizabeth Waterson says
These look like creamy dreamy perfection!! I would eat the whole pan, no doubt!
Thank you, Elizabeth!
Oh you definitely can't go wrong with a strawberry swirl!!
Agreed! Thanks, Steph!
Jeanette Chen says
What a pretty dessert - love the swirl! Also, like your idea of using Greek yogurt for a healthier option.
Thank you, Jeanette!
These are so pretty and delicious looking, Anna!
Thank you, Jessica!!
Gurrrrl, they look amaaaaze! Those bars and I would get along really, really well!! Congrats to Georgia!!
Annie Miller says
Oh, yes ... indeed!!!
🙂 Thank you, Annie!
Liz Della Croce says
I am drooling over these!!! You have me so excited for strawberry season!!
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.
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
So, ummm.....is the topping the same as the crust? If so, how much do I set aside for the topping? Looks glorious!
I just fixed the wording in the recipe. Thank you!
the wicked noodle says
What a delicious baby shower! Love your contribution - looks perfect!
Thank you! It's one of my favorites!
So great and perfect for summer! Love the strawberries. Thanks!
These are beautiful bars! So gorgeous and perfect for the party.
Thank you, Jocelyn!
Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says
Mmmm, that jammy swirl is calling my name!
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says
These bars look and sound delectable! And your homemade jam wow!
You have to try the jam, Shashi! It's so so good! Thank you!
Yum!! I love sour cream in dessert bars there is so much flavor. Love that you chose strawberries too 🙂 And congrats to Georgia! Pinned!
Thank you, Chelsea!
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!
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!
Thank you for hosting this wonderful event, Erin!