Sour Cream Raisin Bars

Recipe by Sydney Mike

The original of this recipe was found in the current American Profile magazine, & I have tweaked it to my satisfaction! Preparation time does not include the time needed for the finished bars to cool completely!

Top Review by CoffeeB

A great tasting bar for the raisin lover. The sour cream/raisin filling is just the right consistency to make these bars truly moist. I did my crust mixture in the food processor to speed things up a bit and also b/c my butter was not room temp. It might be important to note that after sprinkiling the crumb mix over top of the filling mix to press down a bit. Otherwise the topping tends to be crumbly. Delicious w/a cuppa. Made for PRMR>

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & grease a 13"x9" glass baking dish.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine raisins & water, then cook over medium heat for 10 minutes before draining well. Set raisins aside to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, butter, oats, flour & baking soda, mixing well.
  4. Evenly press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, & bake for 7 minutes, until partially cooked & slightly set.
  5. In a medium saucepan, combine egg yolks, granulated sugar, sour cream, cornstarch & cinnamon, & stir until cornstarch is dissolved.
  6. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens & resembles pudding, about 8 minutes, then remove from heat & stir in raisins & vanilla.
  7. Pour onto the crust , then crumble remaining oat mixture evenly over the top.
  8. Bake 25 minutes, or until set, then remove from oven & cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Refrigerate 1 hour before cutting & serving.

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