~ Festive Cranberry Gems ~ Delicious!!

11
Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

These bars are simply delicious and loaded with filling. They turned out just as I had envisioned. I took aspects of a couple of my favorite recipes and these little gems were born. I just love anything that includes cranberries.

The family & a neighbor gave me a big thumbs up and half the pan is gone. That is what I like to see!


Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
depends how big you cut the bars
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 - 12 oz
    bag - ocean spray cranberries - thawed or frozen as they will be cooked
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    orange marmalade
  • 1 tsp
    lemon zest
  • 3 Tbsp
    water
  • CRUST AND TOPPING

  • 1 1/2 c
    each - flour & quick cooking oats
  • 1 c
    packed, brown sugar
  • 10 Tbsp
    cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp
    each - salt & baking powder
  • pinch
    cinnamon

How to Make ~ Festive Cranberry Gems ~ Delicious!!

Step-by-Step

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together the cranberries, sugar, zest, marmalade and water. Bring to a boil and as the cranberries start to pop and cook, smash with a spoon against the inside of pan. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, stirring often. ( 8 - 10 minutes) Set aside to cool completely.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

    In food processor, add the flour, oats, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter. Pulse until combined and butter is completely incorporated. ( This can be done by hand as well. Place ingredients in a bowl and using a pastry blender, work in the butter until mix looks like coarse crumbs. )
  3. Once cranberries are cool. Place foil into a 9 inch square pan with an overhang. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. Spread half the oat mixture into the bottom of pan and pat evenly.
  4. Spread the cranberry mixture evenly over crust.
  5. Sprinkle remaining crumbs evenly over the cranberries and press down lightly.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until edges are starting to brown.

    Place on cooling rack and cool completely. Remove from pan using the overhanging foil. Cut into desired sized bars.
  7. Great for dessert, breakfast or a snack on the run.

    Note: I think these would also be great if adding a few chopped nuts to the topping before adding.

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About ~ Festive Cranberry Gems ~ Delicious!!

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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