"These oat bars are a Blackberry Farm classic," says Steffan. "The recipe changes a lot with the seasons--we do it with peaches, strawberries, apples, you name it. The secret? Lots of butter."

Blackberry Farm
Recipe by Southern Living August 2017


Photographer: Helen Norman; Prop Styling: Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Serves 24


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Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare the Crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir together oats, brown sugar, flour, butter, salt, and baking soda. Remove 3 cups of the oat mixture, and set aside. Press remaining oat mixture in an even layer in an aluminum foil-lined and buttered 12- x 17-inch rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  • Prepare the Filling: Stir together blackberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Cook over medium, stirring occasionally, until syrup thickens and is bubbly, about 8 minutes. Pour over prepared Crust, and crumble reserved 3 cups oat mixture evenly over Filling. Bake at 350°F until topping is golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Cut into 24 pieces.