Use up Those Green Tomatoes Bars

Total Time
15 mins
35 mins

An unusual recipe I clipped from Country Woman magazine years ago. I haven't tried it yet.

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  1. Drain tomatoes on paper towels for 10 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan, add drained tomatoes, 1 cup of the brown sugar, and the fresh lemon juice; simmer,uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon flavor extract and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream the butter and remaining 1 cup brown sugar.
  5. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix well.
  6. Stir in the oats and nuts.
  7. Measure out 2 1/2 cups of this dry mixture and press it into the bottom of a greased 9x13" baking pan.
  8. Spread the slighly cooled tomato mixture on top.
  9. Crumble the remaining dry mixture over the top, like a crumb topping.
  10. Bake at 375 F for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
  11. Let cool completely, then cut into 24 bars to serve.