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Sour Cream Raisin Squares

My aunt shared this recipe with me, and my family has always enjoyed it. I love to make these bars for friends who visit or give them away as gifts.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12-16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture (mixture will be crumbly).
  • Set aside 2 cups; pat remaining crumbs into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 5-8 minutes. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Bake 15 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 414 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 262mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • jennt1981
    May 6, 2016

    Very tasty recipe and easy to put together. I used dried figs in place of the raisins.

  • Laura0754
    Jul 4, 2011

    The topping was as irresistible as the moist and flavorful filling. All the taste of a sour cream & raisin pie without all the extra work!

  • judyprante
    Mar 5, 2011

    So good a friend had me make for her for her Christmas dinner I have given recipe out to several people all whom loved recipe

  • kat7464
    May 11, 2010

    I was out of raisins and substituted Craisins instead. I think any dried fruit would be fine. These are great, flavorful, very rich, & dense bars. Excellent recipe that is a keeper for sure!

  • kaciebugg
    Mar 9, 2008

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  • justjosephine
    Feb 13, 2007

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