Sour Cream Raisin Bars

By Sydney Mike on April 19, 2009

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Ingredients

    1. 2 1/2 cups dark raisins
    2. 1 3/4 cups water
    3. 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
    4. 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    5. 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
    6. 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
    8. 3 egg yolks
    9. 1 cup granulated sugar
    10. 1 1/2 cups sour cream
    11. 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
    12. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    13. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  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.