Cranberry Apple Filled Bars
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Cranberry Apple Filled Bars

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

20 min
1 hr 15 min



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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  3. STEP 3

    Press two-thirds crust mixture evenly onto bottom of lightly greased 11x7-inch glass baking dish. Bake 10-15 minutes or until puffed.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

    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.

  6. STEP 6

    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.


6Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
90Sodium (mg)
29Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  November 06, 2010

Everyone loves this! I make it for Christmas and it's very festive looking. It's great any time of the year.

— says Patty
  October 14, 2009

Prepare ahead for next day serving. Easier to handle and more flavorful.

— says Lillian
  February 19, 2009

These were wonderful and my husband wants to know when I'm going to make them again!

— says Toni
  December 27, 2008

I made this with regular oats, not instant and it came out fine.

— says Rochelle
  December 10, 2008

cutting them into triangles looks more attractive on a fancy plate before serving

— says Sandra
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