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Crimson Crumble Bars Recipe
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Crimson Crumble Bars Recipe

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Baking is my favorite pastime. These moist cranberry bars have a refreshing sweet-tart taste and a pleasant crumble topping. They're great as a snack or anytime treat. —Paula Eriksen Of Palm Harbor, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

One bar equals 152 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cranberries and pineapple; bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the berries pop. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Set aside 1-1/2 cups for topping.
  3. Press remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom of a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until firm; cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Pour fruit filling over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Crimson Crumble Bars in Light & Tasty October/November 2002, p31

Nutritional Facts

One bar equals 152 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

Loved these. Excellent. Will be making again for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2008

These turned out well, but I believe there is a mistake in the recipe. After baking the bottom layer, it should say "cool for 10 minutes" instead of "cook for 10 nminutes".

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