Mother's Sour Cream Bars

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Serves: About 16 bars
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2 c raisins
1 c brown sugar
1 c butter, room temperature
1 3/4 c quick oatmeal
1 tsp soda
1 3/4 c flour
3 egg yolks, well beaten
1 1/2 c sour cream
1 c sugar
2 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Karon Reichert Recipe
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Berryville, AR (pop. 5,356)
Member Since Mar 2012
Karon's notes for this recipe:
I believe that my mother received this recipe from my great aunt who is in her mid 90's. I get wonderful comments on these bars every time I make them.
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Soak raisins in some hot water until soft. Then drain water off of raisins and cool. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar well. Add the oatmeal, soda, and flour. Mix well and pat 1/2 of mixture in a 9"x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes.
In a large saucepan, cook the egg yolks, sour cream, sugar and cornstarch. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. Add raisins and vanilla.
Pour cooked mixture over the crust and sprinkle remaining crumbs over top of mixture. Bake for 30 more minutes.

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user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Apr 3, 2012
Definitely my kind of bar! Love all the ingredients! Thanks for sharing your families recipe. Saved!
user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Apr 3, 2012
Have you thought about submitting to the Heirloom Recipe Contest?
user Karon Reichert grammys101 - Apr 4, 2012
Hi Diane,
Thank you for the great compliment. Yes, I did submit it to the Heirloom Recipe's.
user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Apr 4, 2012
If I had raisins on hand, I'd be making these today!! They are on my to bake list!
user Karon Reichert grammys101 - Apr 5, 2012
Hi Diane,
I had just finished making these bars at our co-op coffee haus, and everyone loved them. When I ran across this recipe going through my mothers old ones, I just had to post it. Please let me know if you liked them.

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