Cranberry-Apricot Bars

Cranberry-Apricot Bars

Add some delicious cheer to those dessert plates with a bright, fruity bar filling atop a simple, sweet crust. They’re chock full of honey-glazed cranberries and apricots.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:40

Hr:Mins

Makes

16

bars

Crust
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup sugar
Filling
1/2
cup chopped dried apricots
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/4
cup sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1/4
cup honey
3
tablespoons orange juice
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat crust ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Press in pan.
  2. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix filling ingredients.
  3. Remove partially baked crust from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Spread filling evenly over crust.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes longer or until mixture is set and appears glossy. Cool completely, about 45 minutes. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 16 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Feel free to use sweetened dried cherries instead of the cranberries.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 40mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 16g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.