Sour Cream Cranberry Bars. These easy squares combine a buttery crumbly oat base with the sweet and tangy flavor of lemon kissed fresh cranberries.
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Sour Cream Cranberry Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20 squares
Author Holly N.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Sour Cream Cranberry Bars are the perfect recipe to make for the holiday season. They are fruity, sweet and tart, and ideal for sharing with your friends and family to bring the flavor of cranberry season to your table.
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  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 lemon , zested

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together butter and brown sugar. Add oats and flour and mix until well combined.
  3. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of oat mixture for topping. Press the remaining mixture into an ungreased 9x13 pan. Bake 12 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine sugar, sour cream, cranberries, egg, flour, lemon zest and 2 teaspoons lemon juice in a small bowl.
  5. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with reserved topping. Bake an additional 23-26 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely and cut into squares.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 278, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 97mg, Potassium: 94mg, Carbohydrates: 41g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 25g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 375%, Vitamin C: 4.3%, Calcium: 34%, Iron: 1.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Sour Cream Cranberry Bars