Sour Cream Raisin Bars

What a wonderful weekend!  Saturday night J and I went out to eat with some good friends then attended the High School Play.  The kids did a nice job performing Last Chance Inn, Calamity Gulch.  “Date Night” on the South Dakota prairie!

Sunday J’s sister and family were home visiting.  We spent Sunday afternoon eating, visiting and playing with the baby.  Oh, and the guys might have had the basketball games on and NASCAR.

The heifers are done calving!  The last one went early this morning.  We brought the cows home from the winter pasture over the weekend and are just getting started calving them.

The cool windy side of spring is in the air this week.  We have good chances for much needed rain!

After eating Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches and Better Than Crack Brownies I thought I should make a lighter dessert.  So, I made Sour Cream Raisin Bars.  I make a half recipe for J and I .

This is another recipe out of J’s Family’s Cookbook.

Preheat oven to 350*.

1 C Raisins

1/2 C Water

*Boil together.  Drain off the water and set aside.

1/2 C Brown Sugar

1/2 C + 1/3 C + 3 T Oatmeal (the original recipe calls for 1 3/4 C and this is how I measure out half of that.)

1/2 C + 1/3 C + 3 T Four

1/2 C Butter or Light Butter

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

*Mix together until crumbly.  Press 1/2 the mixture into an 8 X 8-inch pan and bake for 7 minutes.

2 Egg Yolks (If you have a magic trick and can split an egg yolk, let me know.  Otherwise, 2 yolks work fine)

1/2 C White Sugar

1 1/4 T Cornstarch

3/4 C Sour Cream (I use Light Sour Cream)

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

*Cook yolks, sugar, cornstarch and sour cream in a heavy saucepan until thick.

*Fold in vanilla and raisins.

*Pour over baked crust and top with remaining crumble mixture.

*Bake for 30 minutes.


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7 Responses to Sour Cream Raisin Bars

  1. Buttons says:

    Great recipes. Good luck with calving we have been done for about a month we have 26 live and lost unfortunately too. Coyotes are nasty. I love watching them searching for the new green shoots of grass. Running and kicking up their hind legs. Nothing like new births on the farm. B

    • Robyn says:

      Thanks for the calving season well wishes, Buttons! No matter how hard we try, it is hard to have a 100% calf crop. We just have to do the best we can. I like watching the new calves kick and buck too.

  2. Michael Ann says:

    This photo drew my eye immediately. They look delicious and just the kind of recipe I know I would like. Thanks for sharing!

  3. These look good! Love the crumbly-ness of them. Yum!

  4. Candy C. says:

    Those sound yummy Robyn, thanks for sharing another Family recipe! 🙂

  5. Jenny says:

    This recipe looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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