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Tropical Mango Bars

No recipe image available.A tropical fruit layered cookie bar with a rich buttery shortbread crust, a cooked mango filling, and an oat crumb topping.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter

4 cups chopped mangoes
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons water

2 cups quick oats
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup butter

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Crust, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter. Press into 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly brown.
  3. Filling, combine in a saucepan mangoes, sugar, water and lemon juice. Cook over low-medium heat until mangoes are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Combine cornstarch and water in a separate bowl. Stir into mango mixture. Cook until mixture is thick. Cool slightly. Pour over prepared crust.
  4. Topping, combine oats, flour, and sugar. Cut in butter. Sprinkle over mangoes.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars.

Makes 24 bars.