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Cranberry Apple Crumble Bars

Cranberry Apple Crumble Bars

Cranberry Apple Crumble Bars are a delightful treat that perfectly captures the flavors of the holiday season. These bars are a combination of sweet and tart, with a buttery crumble topping that adds a satisfying crunch. Whether you're serving them at a holiday gathering or enjoying them at home, these bars are sure to be a hit.

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 45 mins 1 hr 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (240 grams)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed (226 grams)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (45 grams)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar (50 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the cold cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingertips to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and vanilla extract. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Press two-thirds of the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Set aside the remaining one-third of the dough for the crumble topping.
  5. Spread the cranberry sauce over the dough in the baking dish, then sprinkle the diced apples evenly on top.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon. Add the reserved one-third of the dough and mix until crumbly.
  7. Sprinkle the crumble mixture evenly over the cranberry and apple layer.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow the bars to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these Cranberry Apple Crumble Bars as a delicious dessert at your holiday gatherings. They pair perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. These bars are also a great addition to any brunch or potluck. Enjoy the flavors of the season with every bite!

Note: These bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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