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Cranberry Crumb Bars

cranberry crumb bars Dessert
Cranberry Crumb Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24

Celebrate the season with cranberry bars! They're super easy to make and can be cut into mini squares, just right for a dessert tray.

Updated February 25, 2013
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

Crust and Topping

  • 2 1/2
    cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 1/2
    cup ground slivered almonds
  • 1
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup cold butter
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/4
    teaspoon ground cinnamon

Filling

  • 4
    cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 orange (4 teaspoons)
  • 1
    tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan with butter or cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix flour, 1 cup sugar, the almonds, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in egg. Press 2 1/2 cups of crumb mixture in bottom of pan. Stir cinnamon into remaining crumb mixture; set aside.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, stir all filling ingredients. Spoon evenly over crust. Spoon reserved crumb mixture evenly over filling.
  • 4
    Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Cool completely. Refrigerate until chilled. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.

  • Stock up on cranberries while they’re abundant in stores. Just toss them in the freezer and use as you need; they’ll be good for about a year. If you’re using frozen cranberries for this recipe, there is no need to thaw them first.
  • A food processor works great for grinding the almonds. You will need about 2/3 cup slivered almonds to measure 1/2 cup ground almonds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
18g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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