Sour Cream Cranberry Bars

READY IN: 47mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

This recipe, in its original form, came from the 2009 cookbook, Taste of Home Best Church Supper Recipes. I've tweaked it a bit to my own satisfaction.

Top Review by MarraMamba

Best bars I have eaten. A combination of a bar and a crisp, the whole dang pan is gone and I live alone and didn't give any to the cats!!! Ok it took two days but that was all it took. I started with the dainty size bar and ended up putting huge slabs on the plate for breakfast :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F & set out a 13"x9" glass baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter & brown sugar.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the oats & the 1 1/2 cups of flour, then add this flour mixture to the butter mixture, blending well.
  4. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of this crumb mixture. Press the remaining amount of the crumb mixture into the ungreased baking dish, then bake it for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the cranberries, sour cream, sugar, egg, lemon zest, vanilla & the 2 tablespoons of flour, mixing well.
  6. When the crust has finished baking, spread the cranberry mixture over the crust & sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture over the top.
  7. Bake for another 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned, then cool on a wire rack before cutting into bars. Refrigerate completely cooled bars.

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