Sour Cream Cranberry Bars
This is one of my favorite recipes. I love making this dessert during the fall for Thanksgiving and Christmas as the bright red cranberries seem right for the season! The dried cranberries give the filling a nice tartness that contrasts with the buttery crust and brown sugar and oat topping. The richness of the sour cream and vanilla make the filling soft and creamy. The nice thing is that this recipe makes about 22 bars so it is great for the holiday season when you want to make things that will feed a good number of people but look impressive. The ingredients are most often found right in your pantry and it is super easy to put together.
You will need:
1 cup of softened butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3 cups of oats
2 cups of dried cranberries
1 cup of sour cream
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
In a medium sized bowl, mix together the sour cream, cranberries, sugar, egg, vanilla and the 2 tablespoons of flour. Mixture may turn slightly pink from the cranberries but that is okay.
Cool before cutting into squares.