G i fruit bars

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Fruit;Dried, Pitted Cut Fine
⅓ cup Sugar
½ cup ;Water
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon Lemon Rind; Grated
1 cup Flour; Unbleached, Sifted
1 cup Brown Sugar; Lightly Packed
½ teaspoon Salt
8 tablespoons Butter Or Margarine
1½ cup Oats; Quick
3 tablespoons Milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cook fruit, sugar, and water until thick. Cool. Mix flour, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in shorteninguntil mixture resembles meal. (at least 1 minute in a food processor). Add oatmeal and mix well. Add milk and blend. Pack half the dough into greased 8-inch square pan. Spread fruit mixture on top. Spread remaining flour mixture over fruit. Bake 40 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

Makes about 2 dozen 1 X 2-inch bars.

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