Cranberry Apple Filled Bars

Cranberry Apple Filled Bars
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5 Reviews
Cranberry apple bars with sweet apples and tart cranberries combine to make the filling for these special bars.
20 min
Prep Time
1:15
Total Time
18 bars

Ingredients

Crust

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

Filling

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  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. Press two-thirds crust mixture evenly onto bottom of lightly greased 11x7-inch glass baking dish. Bake 10-15 minutes or until puffed.
  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. 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. 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.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
170
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
29g
Protein
1g
Fat
6g
Sodium
90mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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

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

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

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

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

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