Try our Cherry Oatmeal Bars Recipe to surprise your loved ones! This streusel-topped oatmeal bars recipe is perfect to serve at your next get-together.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. water
1 lb. fresh dark sweet cherries, pitted, cut in half
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 cup flour
1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup cold butter, cut up
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
Add To Shopping List
Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Line 9-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Mix cornstarch and water until blended.
Bring cherries, lemon juice and 1/4 cup granulated sugar to boil in medium saucepan on medium-high heat, stirring frequently; simmer on medium heat 5 min. or until cherries are softened, stirring occasionally. Add cornstarch mixture; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until thickened. Remove from heat.
Mix flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture forms coarse crumbs; press half onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 min. Meanwhile, mix cream cheese, egg and remaining granulated sugar until blended.
Pour cream cheese mixture over crust; top with cherry mixture and remaining crumb mixture.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until golden brown. Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting into bars.
The oatmeal-brown sugar crust and streusel topping team up with the sweet cherries to make this fruity dessert a great treat to share with friends and family.
Omit cornstarch, water, cherries, lemon juice and the 1/4 cup granulated sugar used to make the cherry mixture. Use 1 cup canned cherry pie filling to prepare this recipe instead.
How to Store
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fibers 0.797g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.