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Cranberry apple bars with sweet apples and tart cranberries combine to make the filling for these special bars.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Press two-thirds crust mixture evenly onto bottom of lightly greased 11x7-inch glass baking dish. Bake 10-15 minutes or until puffed.
Combine cranberries, sugar, cranberry-apple juice and apples in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
Stir together orange marmalade and cornstarch in bowl. Gradually stir into hot fruit mixture. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes or until mixture boils and is thickened.
Spread fruit mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 22-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely. Cut into bars.
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Everyone loves this! I make it for Christmas and it's very festive looking. It's great any time of the year.
Prepare ahead for next day serving. Easier to handle and more flavorful.
These were wonderful and my husband wants to know when I'm going to make them again!
I made this with regular oats, not instant and it came out fine.
cutting them into triangles looks more attractive on a fancy plate before serving
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Once the temperature drops a few degrees, I’m in full-on fall foods mode. Pumpkin bars, apple crisp, cranberry bread…you name it, I’m making it. However, most of it revolves around sweets. Why doesn’t dinner get a fair chance?
Once the temperature drops a few degrees, I’m in full-on fall foods mode. Pumpkin bars, apple crisp, cranberry bread…you name it, I’m making it. However, most of it revolves around sweets. Why doesn’t dinner get a fair chance? More ...
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