Mother's Sour Cream Bars

Karon Reichert


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.
10/14: This past spring I was diagnosed as gluten intolerant and therefore I have been learning to make many of my original recipes with gluten free flour. This recipe I have been making as gluten free also and no one can tell the difference. Just use Gluten Free All Purpose Flour and some xanthum gum and everything else is the same. Good Luck and please let me know if anyone tries this. Thanks.

★★★★★ 3 votes
About 16 bars
20 Min
35 Min


2 c
1 c
brown sugar
1 c
butter, room temperature
1 3/4 c
quick oatmeal
1 tsp
soda powder
1 3/4 c
egg yolks, well beaten
1 1/2 c
sour cream
1 c
2 1/2 tsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make Mother's Sour Cream Bars


  • 1Soak 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.
  • 2In a large saucepan, cook the egg yolks, sour cream, sugar and cornstarch. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. Add raisins and vanilla.
  • 3Pour cooked mixture over the crust and sprinkle remaining crumbs over top of mixture. Bake for 30 more minutes.

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About Mother's Sour Cream Bars

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Collection: Mom Made It Best