Fresh Fruit Bars

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by justcallmetoni

Found these on a Canadian cooking site. I love the combination of fruit and oats and wanted to keep this in a safe place for use later.

Top Review by Lorrie in Montreal

Really different from plain old date squares...I made it exactly as directed but added 1/2 cup coconut... : ) Lovely flavours!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oranges, banana, apples, raisins, orange juice, and 1 tsp of the ground cinnamon; set aside.
  3. Beat together margarine, applesauce and brown sugar until creamy. Add flour, oatmeal and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, to the sugar mixture; mix well.
  4. Measure out 1 1/4 cups of the batter and reserve for topping. Lightly press the remaining oat mixture onto bottom of ungreased 9" x 13" baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven; spread fruit mixture evenly over crust to within 1/4" of the edges. Sprinkle oat mixture evenly over fruit, patting gently. Bake 16-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool completely; cut into bars.
  7. Store loosely covered.

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