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Basic Fruit Crumb Bars recipe

An old-fashioned crumb bar with an orange-raisinfruit filling.

Recipe: Basic Fruit CrumbBars

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/4 cups raisins
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, quickcooking oats, brown sugar and baking soda. Cut in butter untilthe mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Remove 1/2 cup of the crumbmixture; add 1/2 cup nuts to the reserved portion and set aside.Press remainder into the bottom of an ungreased 9-inch squarepan.
  • In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch.Stir in raisins, grated orange juice and orange peel. Cook andstir until thick and bubbly, then spread over the crumb layer.
  • Sprinkle reserved crumb/nut mixture ontop and press in lightly.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until top isgolden. Cool in the pan before cutting into bars.

    Makes 16 bars.

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