Sugarplum Bars

Sugarplum Bars
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1 Review
Buttery and luscious, these bars have a unique flavor and sparkle.
20 min
Prep Time
1:25
Total Time
25 bars

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/3 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 cup
powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon
salt
1/2 cup
cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks

Topping

3/4 cup
sugar
15
dried plums
2 teaspoons
cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon
baking powder
1/8 teaspoon
salt
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 tablespoons
lemon juice
 
1 tablespoon
purple coarse sparkling or sanding sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil; extending foil beyond ends. Grease foil.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Tips

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
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
31g
Protein
1g
Fat
4g
Sodium
65mg
Dietary Fiber
3g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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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