Sour Cream Cherry Bars

Sour Cream Cherry Bars

Ingredients:

1

Cup

Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed

1

Cup

Butter, Softened

1-1/2

Cups

All-Purpose Flour

2

Cups

Old Fashioned or Quick Cooking Rolled Oats

(Not Instant)

1

Tsp

Baking Soda

Cup

Sugar

1

Tbl

All-Purpose Flour

1

Tbl

Grated Orange Peel

1

Tsp

Almond Extract

1

Cup

Sour Cream

1

 

Egg

24

Oz

Pkg Frozen Tart Red Cherries, Thawed (4-1/2 Cups)

or 2 (16 oz) Cans Pitted Tart Cherries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl using an electric mixer cream brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Stir in 1-1/2 cup flour, oats and baking soda; mix until crumbs form. Press half of crumb mixture into bottom of a 9x13 baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside (Crust will be partially baked)

In a small bowl, combine cup sugar, cup flour, orange peel, almond extract and sour cream; mix well. Stir in cherries.

Pour mixture over crust. Crumble and sprinkle remaining half of crumb mixture over filling.

Bake for 25-35 minutes or until center is set. Cool for an hour or completely before cutting into bars and serving.

 

Yields

Approx 36 bars

 

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