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Cranberry Orange Bars

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“This is an old family favorite. Makes great snacks or can be served as dessert. Be sure to remove the seeds if present from the oranges.”
READY IN:
50mins
YIELD:
2 1/2 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grind cranberries and oranges, including peel; set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, ginger.add ground fruit -- bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, cook and stir for 15 minutes or until thick.
  4. Remove from the heat; stir in nuts, if using.
  5. Set aside to cool.
  6. Meanwhile for crust:
  7. Combine flour, sugar and lemon peel in large bowl.
  8. Cut in butter until coarse crumbs form.
  9. Add egg yolks, vanilla and just enough water so dough holds it shape.
  10. Pat two thirds of dough into 13x9 pan --
  11. Cover with cranberry orange mixture.
  12. Crumble remaining dough on top.
  13. Bake at 425°F for 20-25 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
  14. Cool and cut into bars.

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