Prune Oatmeal Bars
(Shared recipe submitted by Joy Matkowski.)
- 1 cup chopped prunes
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1-1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup shortening (can use part butter or margarine)
Combine prunes, sugar, lemon rind, and lemon juice in a small pot. Cook, stirring, over low heat until thick. Cool.
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Preheat oven to 350° F. Blend remaining ingredients until crumbly. Into bottom of greased 8-inch square pan, pack firmly half the oat mixture. Spread with prunes and then top with remaining oat mixture. Pat lightly into pan. Bake for 35 minutes.
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