Cranberry Apple Filled Bars

Cranberry Apple Filled Bars

Cranberry apple bars with sweet apples and tart cranberries combine to make the filling for these special bars.

20 min. prep time
18 bars
545 Ratings



1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup uncooked quick cooking oats
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks


1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cranberry-apple juice
2 medium (2 1/2 cups) apples, peeled, cored, chopped
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 teaspoon cornstarch


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.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 170

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 90mg

Carbohydrates: 29g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11246©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

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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