Cherry-Oatmeal Bars

recipe

Yield:

24 servings (serving size: 1 square)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 135
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Fat 4.6 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 0.8 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 1.7 g
Carbohydrate 21.5 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 68 mg
Calcium 27 mg

Ingredients

Crust:
4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons orange juice
Cooking spray
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

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 325°.

2. To prepare crust, weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Drizzle butter and juice over flour mixture, stirring until moistened (mixture will be crumbly). Reserve 1/2 cup oat mixture. Press remaining oat mixture into the bottom of an 11 x 7–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

3. To prepare filling, combine cherries, sour cream, granulated sugar, and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well. Spread cherry mixture over prepared crust; sprinkle reserved oat mixture evenly over filling. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

November 2008
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