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When to par cook bar/square crust?

tweetie | Jul 2, 201905:07 AM     5

I love bars of all types ( aka tray bakes) but often wonder why some recipes call for a brief (10 minutes-ish) precook of the crust. Many recipes are very similar except for that step. You know the kind. Make a crust half of which gets pressed in as base, the rest crumbled on top.
Ultimately I think if the filling is a thick, heavy, wet one I see the benefit of the bake but otherwise... hmmm. Right now comparing jam bars which just spread a layer of it over the crust.

Any thoughts? thanks all.

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