Cranberry Pistachio Bars
Bright red cranberries and green pistachio nuts make these bars a perfect addition for your holiday cookie platter.
15 min.prep time
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachio nuts
Heat oven to 375°F. Combine 1 cup flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar in small bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom of ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, combine egg, sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and vanilla in same small bowl. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Pour over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking 20-25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; cut into bars with sharp knife.
For the best flavor and texture, store sealed packages of nuts in a cool, dark place. Once you’ve opened the package, place the nuts in a container with tight-fitting lid and keep them in refrigerator for up to six months or in the freezer for up to one year.