Cranberry-Orange Fruit Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Cranberry-Orange Fruit Bars recipe? Learn how to make Cranberry-Orange Fruit Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by slimeganmama

Makes 18 servings



Adelicious snack that is far less processed and much tastier than the store bought variety.

Recipe Ingredients for Cranberry-Orange Fruit Bars


Crust:
1 cup chopped almonds, divided
3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (see Tip)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 large egg
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Fruit filling:
14 oz. cranberry sauce, jellied
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoons orange zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup oats, added to topping

Recipe Directions for Cranberry-Orange Fruit Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Generously coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. To prepare crust:

  3. Combine 3/4 cup nuts, whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar and salt in a food processor; pulse until the nuts are finely ground. Add butter; pulse until well incorporated.

  4. Whisk egg, oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla and almond extract in a small bowl. With the motor running, add the mixture to the food processor. Process, then pulse, scraping down the sides, if necessary, until the mixture begins to clump, 30 to 45 seconds (it will look crumbly). Measure out 1/2 cup of the mixture and combine in a bowl with the remaining 1/4 cup chopped nuts and 1/4 cup oats. Set aside for the topping.

  5. To prepare fruit filling & assemble bars:

  6. Combine cranberry sauce, apple sauce, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk together.

  7. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking dish. Spread evenly and press firmly into the bottom to form a crust. Spread the fruit filling over the crust. Sprinkle the reserved topping over the filling.

  8. Bake the bars for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 and bake until the crust and topping are lightly brown, 25 to 30 minutes more. Let cool completely before cutting into bars, at least 1 1/2 hours.

Categories

Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 55.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
142
Calories from Fat
65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.2g
11%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
87mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
17.1g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
2.8g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
    Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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