♥Sour Cream Cranberry Oatmeal Bars♥

Ingredients

Crust:

4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)

1 cup quick-cooking oats

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

6 tablespoons butter, melted

3 tablespoons orange juice

Cooking spray

Filling:

1 1/3 cups dried cranberries (about 6 ounces)

3/4 cup sour cream

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind

1 large egg white, lightly beaten

1. Preheat oven to 325°.

2. To prepare crust, weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Drizzle butter and juice over flour mixture, stirring until moistened (mixture will be crumbly). Reserve 1/2 cup oat mixture. Press remaining oat mixture into the bottom of an 11 x 7–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

3. To prepare filling, combine cranberries, sour cream, granulated sugar, and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well. Spread cranberry mixture over prepared crust; sprinkle reserved oat mixture evenly over filling. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

Cherry-Oatmeal Bars: Substitute dried cherries for the dried cranberries and lemon rind for the orange rind in filling.

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