Cranberry Apricot Streusel Bars

Cranberry Apricot Streusel Bars
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Tart dried cranberries mingle with apricot jam, adding plenty of fruity flavors to these tasty oat bars.
20 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time
48 bars

Ingredients

Bar

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

Filling

1 (14.25-ounce) jar
apricot jam
1 (6-ounce) package (1 1/3 cups)
sweetened dried cranberries
1 tablespoon
freshly grated lemon zest

Topping

3/4 cup
slivered almonds

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all bar ingredients except butter in large bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture.
  2. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of ungreased 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  3. Combine jam, cranberries and lemon peel in small bowl. Drop cranberry mixture by spoonfuls over hot, partially baked crust. Carefully spread mixture to within 1/4 inch of edge of crust.
  4. Stir almonds into reserved crumb mixture. Crumble almond mixture over filling. Continue baking for 18 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Tips

For optimum flavor and texture store unopened packages of nuts in a cool, dark place. Keep opened packages of nuts in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to six months or in the freezer for up to one year.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
130
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
20g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
55mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Just out of the oven. The bars are pretty and smell great, but just too much butter. Crust takes like shortbread and overpowers the tangy fruit even though I added diced Mediterranean apricots to give it more texture and additional fruit flavor. I understand it is a recipe from a butter company, but half the butter would make these more balanced.

Rating

Yummy and easy to make.

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