This Sour Cream Raisin Bars recipe is a new recipe for me, but I like it! You’ll make a crust and a filling. The filling goes between the top and bottom crust.
If you’re a fan of raisins and oatmeal, you’ll like this recipe. Even though you have to cook the filling, it really doesn’t take any longer than baking a batch of cookies because it’s all put into one pan.
For the filling, you’ll need raisins, sour cream, egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch. For the crust, you’ll need butter, brown sugar, flour, oatmeal, and baking soda.
The story behind the raisin bars
I found this recipe in the cookbook, My Sister’s Recipes. The sisters who compiled this cookbook are Lois, Deb, Phoebe, and Julia. Their mom Miriam is my cousin, and I babysat these gals back in the day. I was tickled to get their cookbook and read the stories they share about who they are and their family traditions. I especially like that they credit both sets of grandparents (photos included) for their kitchen heritage! If you want to order a copy of the book, you can contact Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I put the top crust between layers of wax paper and rolled it out evenly with a rolling pin. This worked great for me.
Here’s the recipe.
- FILLING: 4 egg yolks
- 1½ cups sugar (you can decrease this)
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup raisins
- 2 cups sour cream
- CRUST: 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1¾ cup oatmeal
- 1¾ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- FILLING: Mix ingredients together
- Bring to a boil over low heat.
- Cook until thick, about 15 minutes
- Set aide
- CRUST: cream butter and brown sugar
- Mix in remaining ingredients.
- Pat half of the mixture in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan
- Spread with filling
- Top with remaining crust mixture
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done