Mincemeat Crumb Bars Recipe
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ cups quick cooking oats
- 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ cups butter
- 2 cups prepared mincemeat pie filling
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon milk
step 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.
step 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.
step 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.
step 4: Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden. Cool pan on rack. Drizzle with icing.:
step 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.