Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars

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Yields:
20 to 25 bars
Prep:
20 mins
Bake:
30 mins 350°
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Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients
1
cup quick-cooking rolled oats
2/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
cup butter
1
recipe Apple-Cranberry Filling, Apricot Filling, Raisin Filling, or Easy Filling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar, and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture.
  2. Press the remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9x9x2-inch or 11x7x1-1/2-inch baking pan. Spread with desired filling. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

From the Test Kitchen

To Store:

Layer bars between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Apricot Filling

Ingredients

1
cup snipped dried apricots
3/4
cup water
1/4
cup sugar
1

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine apricots and the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sugar and flour; stir into apricot mixture. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or until thickened and bubbly.

Easy Filling

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups bottled mincemeat or one 20-ounce can cherry or peach pie filling

Directions

  1. Use bottled mincemeat or pie filling.

Raisin Filling

Ingredients

3/4
cup water
2
tablespoons sugar
2
teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/4
cups golden raisins

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine the water, sugar, and cornstarch. Add raisins. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.

Apple-Cranberry Filling

Ingredients

1
cup chunky applesauce
2/3
cup dried cranberries or blueberries
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
 
Dash ground cloves

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine applesauce, cranberries, cinnamon, and cloves.

Nutrition Facts

(Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars)
    Per serving:
  • 111 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 11 mg chol.,
  • 55 mg sodium,
  • 18 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 9 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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