Sugarplum Bars

Sugarplum Bars

Buttery and luscious, these bars have a unique flavor and sparkle.

20 min.prep time 1:25total time
25 bars
141 Rating

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt

Topping

3/4 cup sugar
15 dried plums
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil; extending foil beyond ends. Grease foil.

Combine all crust ingredients except butter in medium bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 3/4 cup mixture. Pat remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, place sugar, dried plums, cornstarch, baking powder and 1/8 teaspoon salt in processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Cover; pulse until dried plums are finely ground. Add egg and lemon juice; continue processing 20 seconds to combine.

Pour plum mixture over hot, partially baked crust; sprinkle with reserved crust mixture and coarse sugar. Continue baking for 30 to 35 minutes or until edges are browned and topping is set. Cool completely. Lift bars out by overhanging foil and cut into bars.

Recipe Tip

The fruit in this bar is dried plums, a new name for an old product, prunes. In French, prune means plum so both names are accurate. The best dried plums are still moist. If stored a bit too long, soak them briefly in hot water and then drain.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 160

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 65mg

Carbohydrates: 31g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #12218©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Pretty good. I think they could use to be a little more sweet. Next time I will add some regular sugar to the crust and increase the sugar in the topping to 1 cup.

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