Sour Cream Raisin Bars

Sour Cream Raisin Bars

This dessert bar is a long time favorite recipe that comes from a dairy farm where three generations still enjoy it.

15 min. prep time
36 bars
232 Ratings



2 cups raisins
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking soda


1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch


Heat oven to 350°F.

Place raisins and water into 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until raisins are soft and plump. Drain; cool 30 minutes. Set aside.

Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, butter and baking soda in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press 3 cups crumb mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan.

Combine sugar, sour cream, egg yolks and cornstarch in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in raisins.

Spread filling over crumb crust; sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake 25-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely; cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 170

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 85mg

Carbohydrates: 26g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #1664©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

1 tsp vanilla added to the filling. Make sure the filling does not scorch while cooking.
Absolutely terrible...all the waste for expensive ingrediants. I had these bars once before but obviously not this recipe.
Oh my, these are really delicious! I baked mine for 30 minutes.

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