Recipe By Anonymous
Published Feb 17th
Mincemeat Crumb Bars
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 4 dozen (approx.) Calories 148.8

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 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

Cooking Directions

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4 Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden. Cool pan on rack. Drizzle with icing.:
  5. 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

  • Calories 148.8
  • Carbohydrate 22.4 g
  • Cholesterol 15.3 mg
  • Fat 6.4 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 1.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.9 g
  • Sodium 75.7 mg
  • Sugar 13.7 g


  1. These are my new favorite Christmas cookie!!! I have been looking for a simplified mincemeat pie recipe since I attended a semester of college in London---the refectory at my school had mini-mincemeat pies every day for the entire month of December....and I NEVER tired of them! These bars come close in flavor without all the - Read more ...
  2. 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.
  3. Not very good--need more filling than recipe calls for. Gluey texure very greasy.
  4. Oh yum! These are really good & buttery. I made them using a homemade mincemeat recipe that I found on this website. It already had orange peel in it so I did not add anymore. I baked them in my Pampered Chef bar pan & probably could have baked them for less time than the - Read more ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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 already just super sweet and pretty by themselves.
  7. These are delicious! I didn't have any oranges so I used a teeny bit of lemon juice. We can't stop eating these!
  8. 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 from an orange was a nice complement. DO NOT MAKE CONFECTION topping until you taste the sweetness. We will cut - Read more ...
  9. 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 version & can't stop eating them..