• 46 Ratings

Sure, you can save these Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars for dessert, but we like to enjoy one at breakfast, too. Try these fruit-oat bars with apricots, apple-cranberry filling, or any canned pie filling you like.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
30 mins at 350°
Yield:
20 to 25 bars
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Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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.

Nutrition Facts (Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars)

111 calories; total fat 4g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 11mg; sodium 55mg; potassium 115mg; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 1g; sugar 9g; protein 1g; vitamin a 0RE; vitamin a 534IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 4mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 10mg; iron 1mg.

Apricot Filling

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  • 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.

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Raisin Filling

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

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Apple-Cranberry Filling

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

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Easy Filling

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  • Use bottled mincemeat or pie filling.

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Reviews

46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2018
These are delicious and easy to transport also. I am diabetic so I made changes to the sugar using 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Splenda brown sugar and it was wonderful, no one knew the difference!
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2018
This recipes works soooo well. I added 1/8 cup of slivered candied ginger, 1/4 cup of dried unsweetened cranberries and a handful of white chocolate chunks to the cooled filling. Then served it for desert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The next day there was still a few squares to serve for afternoon tea with friends!
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2018
I have made these for many, many years out of the red and white diagonal-checked cookbooks and they are great just as written! I often add my own fresh/frozen fruit that I lightly sweeten and also thicken with cornstarch and add some jazz with lemon juice. But I have made with jam many, many times. I have also added peanut butter with the jam and they were great, too!
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Rating: Unrated
10/29/2016
Apricot Squares are perfect every time!
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