Dried Cranberry Fruit Bars

Treat yourself!  Enjoy yummy cranberry topping layered on a buttery crust and dusted with powdered sugar. It’s the perfect holiday treat or afternoon pick-me-up!

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: 24 fruit bars (1 serving = 1 bar)

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • Topping:
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 157 cal
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 46 mg
Sodium 23 mg
Carbohydrates 22 g
Protein 3 g
Phosphorus 35 mg
Potassium 32 mg
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Calcium 13 mg

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F.

  1. In medium-size bowl, stir sugar and flour together; cut in unsalted butter until mixture clings together. Pat into ungreased 9” x 13” baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes until lightly browned.
  2. In small bowl, make topping by sifting flour and baking powder together. Toss in dried cranberries. Set aside.
  3. In medium-size bowl, mix sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture. Pour into baked crust. Bake for 20–25 minutes.
  4. Cut into 24 bars while warm and dust with powdered sugar.

 

Contributed by: Myrna A., Fresenius Medical Care Aloha Dialysis, Honolulu, Hawaii.