Bake or Break Recipes

Cherry Oatmeal Bars

December 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Way to Bake. Read more at Bake or Break.

Crust

  • 4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice

Preheat oven to 325°. Spray an 11″x 7″ baking pan with cooking spray.

Whisk together flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Drizzle butter and orange juice over flour mixture. Stir until moistened and mixture is crumbly.

Reserve 1/2 cup of crust mixture. Press remaining crust mixture into bottom of prepared pan.


Filling

  • 1 & 1/3 cups dried cherries (about 6 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well. Spread filling mixture over crust in pan. Sprinkle evenly with reserved crust mixture.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until edges are golden. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Makes 24 bars.

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