Tuesday, October 6, 2020

TWD - Thanksgiving Bars

 This week’s Tuesday with Dorie recipe is Thanksgiving Bars. They comprise a chocolate walnut cookie base, filled with a homemade jam and fresh raspberries.

The jam is meant to be made with fresh or frozen cranberries, but those are like unicorns here, so I used red currants for the jam instead.

These were quite luscious.

I was a sad when I made these bars, as my downstairs neighbour, who I have been sharing my baking with in lockdown, passed away last week. This is the first TWD in lockdown without him. I enjoyed the brief interactions that we had through my baking, and it feels a little bit lonelier in this corner of the world.

To see what everyone else made this week and what they thought of it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website. 


  1. Haha yes cranberries are so hard to find here! I once saw a bag of frozen cranberries and almost bought them just to have them!

  2. Gaye, I'm so sorry to hear about your neighbour. SO nice you've been able to share baking with him during this difficult year. Sending hugs XO

  3. i was hesitant to make these, but am looking forward to them now that i see all the good reviews! i’m so sorry to hear about your neighbor. small interactions seem even more meaningful right now. he was probably always delighted to receive a homemade treat from you as well. xoxo

    1. Hi Steph, they are good - not lookers, but delicious. Thank you.

  4. So sorry to hear about your neighbor. I hope you make some new friends with your baking, a great way to welcome a new neighbor. I was thinking about you when we voted for this one...I had trouble finding them here in the states too. Jam bars sound yummy too.