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Sour Cream Cherry Bars

Looking for an anytime dessert recipe? Then check out these sour-cream cherry bars that are so easy to bake at home!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 60
 

Ingredients

Base and Topping

1
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda

Filling

3/4
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
1
cup sour cream
1
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg
4 1/2
cups frozen pitted tart cherries, thawed (24 oz)

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, blend brown sugar and butter. Add oats, 1 1/2 cups flour and the baking soda; mix until crumbs form. Press half of crumb mixture in bottom of ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan; reserve remaining mixture for topping. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix all filling ingredients except cherries. Stir in cherries.
  • 3 Pour filling over partially baked crust. Crumble and sprinkle remaining half of crumb mixture over filling.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 35 minutes longer or until center is set. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. For bars, cut into 10 rows by 6 rows. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, blend brown sugar and butter. Add oats, 1 1/2 cups flour and the baking soda; mix until crumbs form. Press half of crumb mixture in bottom of ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan; reserve remaining mixture for topping. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix all filling ingredients except cherries. Stir in cherries.
  • 3 Pour filling over partially baked crust. Crumble and sprinkle remaining half of crumb mixture over filling.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 35 minutes longer or until center is set. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. For bars, cut into 10 rows by 6 rows. Store in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Pure comfort! Buttery and brown sugary, these old-fashioned bars will be a sure hit. Pack the bars in a decorative container for a tasty gift.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.