Friday, March 14, 2014
Oatmeal Raisin Bars- By Valerie
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups raisins
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold butter, cubed
1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Stir in sour cream until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in a small amount of hot filling into egg; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in raisins. Cool to room temperature without stirring.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly.
3. Firmly press 3-1/2 cups crumb mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spread with the raisin filling. Sprinkle with the remaining crumb mixture.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Source: Taste of Home (Shop Smart, Eat Great) Cookbook