Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 45 mins

The Finger Lakes region near us is known for its grapes in the fall. These bars are a great snack or dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Squeeze grapes to separate pulp from skins.
  2. Boil pulp 5 minutes, then strain to remove seeds.
  3. Add skins to pulp and boil 10 minutes.
  4. Combine cornstarch and sugar, mixing until well blended.
  5. Add this to grape mixture along with the lemon juice, bringing to a boil again and cooking until thick.
  6. Cool.
  7. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Mix oats, flour and brown sugar.
  9. Cut in butter until crumbly.
  10. Press half of this mixture into a greased 8x8-inch baking pan.
  11. Spread with grape mixture.
  12. Top with remaining oat mixture.
  13. Bake 45 minutes until golden.


Most Helpful

I really was looking forward to this recipe, but I followed the directions exactly and it came out more like a pudding than anything you could cut into squares! It was a tasty glop, but certainly nothing I would put out for company.

caperberry September 19, 2007

Unfortunately I missed adding the lemon juice as it wasn't in the instructions. My grape mixture had already thickened by the time I noticed it so I didn't want to add it at that point. It would have made it a little less sweet. If I were to make this again, I would use another rolled oat, flour, etc. mixture that I find very superior to this one (one that I have used for date squares).

Darlene10 November 03, 2003

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