Brandied Cranberry-Apricot BarsFrom peetabear 7 years ago
- 1/3 cup golden raisins shopping list
- 1/3 cup dark raisins shopping list
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries shopping list
- 1/3 cup snipped dried apricots shopping list
- 1/2 cup brandy or water shopping list
- 1 cup all-purpose flour shopping list
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar shopping list
- 1/2 cup margarine or butter shopping list
- 2 eggs shopping list
- 1 cup packed brown sugar shopping list
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour shopping list
- 1 teaspoon vanilla shopping list
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans shopping list
- powdered sugar shopping list
How to make it
- 1. In a 4-cup glass measure or microwave-safe mixing bowl combine raisins, cranberries, apricots, and brandy or water. Cover with mircrowave-safe plastic wrap; turn back a corner to vent. Cook in a microwave oven on high for 2 minutes. (Or, place fruit and brandy in a saucepan; bring to boil. Remove from heat.) Let stand for 20 minutes; drain.
- 2. For crust, in a medium mixing bowl stir together the 1 cup flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Cut in margarine or butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into an ungreased 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 20 minutes or until golden.
- 3. In a medium mixing bowl beat eggs with an electric mixer on low speed for 4 minutes; stir in the 1 cup brown sugar, the 1/2 cup flour, and vanilla just until combined. Add drained fruits and pecans; stir to mix. Pour fruit mixture over baked crust; spread evenly.
- 4. Bake about 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, covering with foil the last 10 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. To serve, cut into squares.
- Makes 16 servings.
- Make-ahead tip
- Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 48 hours.
The Cookpeetabear Mid-hudson Valley, NY
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Perfect and delicious.
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