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  • 8 oz Dried prunes
  • 1/4 c Hot water
  • 3 tb Arrowroot
  • 3 tb Water
  • 4 c Old-fashioned oats
  • 1 c Wheat flour
  • 1/2 c White flour
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1 c Brown sugar
  • 3/4 c Applesauce
  • 1 lb Sun maid dried mixed fruit
  • 1 1/2 c Orange juice
  • 2 tb Lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Puree prunes in food processor with hot water. Blend arrowroot with the water and add to mixture in processor and blend. Set aside 1/2 of this mixture.
Stir together oats, flours, sugars and applesauce and add to 1/2 of the prune mixture. Sprinkle 1/2 this mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan to cover the bottom. Set the other 1/2 aside.
Chop dried fruit mix in the food processor with the remaining prune mixture. Place mixture in a saucepan with the orange and lemon juice, heat just until all liquid is absorbed.
Spread this mixture over the crust. Sprinkle remaining oatmeal mix on top. Before baking, sprinkle a small amount of oatmeal over the top.
Bake for 40 minutes.
Source: Barbara Williams, Coasting & Cooking Bk #4 -- Washington & Oregon, 1997. ISBN:0-9609950-2-1
Typed and MC_Busted for you by Brenda Adams <>
Recipe by: The Bagelry, Bellingham, Wash.