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Green Tomato Bars

People will not believe how wonderful these bars are. They have a unique flavor which people will come back for more.—Sharon Pratt, Cuba City, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 4 cups finely chopped green tomatoes
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Drain tomatoes on paper towels for 10 minutes. In a saucepan, combine tomatoes, 1 cup of brown sugar and lemon juice. Simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in extract; set aside.
  • In a bowl, cream the butter and remaining brown sugar. Add flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in oats and nuts. Press 2-1/2 cups on a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spread tomato mixture over crust. Crumble remaining oat mixture on top. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 194 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 143mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Susan97537
    Oct 23, 2011

    My friend Jeannie made these and gave me some. They are GOOD! Next year when I have some green tomatoes I'll make it.

  • ihusisian
    Nov 7, 2009

    There wasn't enough green tomato / sugar filling to spread out over the crust. I would suggest doubling the tomato & sugar mixture.