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Crimson Crumble Bars

 Crimson Crumble Bars
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
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pour fruit filling over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire

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Directions (continued)

  • rack. Yield: 2 dozen.
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.