Sour Cream Cranberry Bars

These tasty cranberry bars are a creamy year-round treat. Mix up a batch for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day or serve them on a dessert tray for your next party.
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups sweetened dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add the oats and 1-1/2 cups flour; mix well. Set aside 1-1/2 cups for topping.
3. Press remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 9" x 13" baking pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine cranberries, granulated sugar, sour cream, egg, lemon peel, vanilla, and remaining 2 tablespoons flour; mix well. Spread evenly over crust, and sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
5. Bake 25 to 28 minutes, or until light golden. Cool then cover and chill. Slice into bars and serve.

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