Friday, April 25, 2014

Fruit and Oat Squares

Fruit and Oat Squares

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup uncooked quick oats
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 3/4 cup apricot, cherry or other fruit flavor preserves


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in medium bowl; mix well. Add butter; stir with fork until mixture is crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Spread preserves over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into 16 squares.

YIELD Makes 16 servings