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Mincemeat Crumb Bars

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars

"Good at holiday time - good any time. Mincemeat filling can be replaced with any flavor canned pie filling."
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Ingredients

servings 149
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen (approx.))

Directions

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  1. In large mixing bowl stir together: flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda. Melt butter or margarine over low heat and stir in until well blended. Set aside 2 cups of this mixture.
  2. Distribute remaining oat mixture evenly into an ungreased 15 X 10 X 1 inch baking pan and pat down. Bake this in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 12 minutes.
  3. Stir lemon OR orange peel into mincemeat OR fruit-pie filling. Spread filling carefully over the HOT baked crust. Sprinkle the reserved oat mixture over the filling. Pat oat mixture very gently onto filling.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden. Cool pan on rack. Drizzle with icing.:
  5. To Make Icing: Mix together 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 to 2 tablespoon milk. Add milk a little at a time to obtain drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 149 calories; 6.4 22.4 1.3 15 76 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Wonderful for the Holidays. May I suggest the following additions.. 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ginger,nutmeg,cloves, 1cup chopped walnuts, increase vanilla to 1tsp, & 2 1/2 tsp milk... I tried this vers...

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Not very good--need more filling than recipe calls for. Gluey texure, very greasy.

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Wonderful for the Holidays. May I suggest the following additions.. 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ginger,nutmeg,cloves, 1cup chopped walnuts, increase vanilla to 1tsp, & 2 1/2 tsp milk... I tried this vers...

My wife and I find this to be an outstanding recipe. We used my mother-in-laws pint gift jar of mincemeat that was spicy enough (no need to add spices as suggested by another reviewer). Zest f...

These are AMAZING. I made them for a recent buffet feast we had at our home and EVERYONE loved them. I ended up having to print out copies of this recipe. I left off the frosting too as they are...

A wonderful alternative to date squares! Absolutely DO NOT add the additional iced topping as suggested!! These mincemeat goodies are plenty sweet. Adding the extra icing would just ruin them...

This is a delicious recipe. As suggested by others, I did not add the icing. The bars are plenty sweet without it. I may add some walnuts next time. These freeze well.

These are delicious! I didn't have any oranges, so I used a teeny bit of lemon juice. We can't stop eating these!

Thanks Rosina. These are GREAT and I have made them MANY times...always a success. I also use different preserves, apricot, orange. Try one of your favorites. I would hesitate using grape si...

Not very good--need more filling than recipe calls for. Gluey texure, very greasy.

Didn't really like it much. Each family member only ate 1/2 when I gave them a small bar of it. I froze it hoping that it might be better after it was frozen. Probably not.