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Apple Cranberry Bars

 

114

Yield

2

dozen

Prep

25

min

Cook

35

min

Ready

1

hrs

Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

1 ½ cups sugar
granulated
1 cup butter
softened
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons orange zest
grated
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups apples
chopped, peeled
*
1 cup cranberries
fresh, frozen, coarsely chopped
1 cup nuts
chopped
Orange butter cream
cup butter
softened
3 ounces cream cheese
softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon orange zest
grated
2 teaspoons milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃) F, grease a 15x10x1 inch jelly roll pan.

In a large mixer bowl, combine the sugar, butter, eggs, orange peel and vanilla extract.

Beat on medium speed, scraping the bowl often, for 2 to 3 minutes until well mixed.

Reduce the speed to low; add the flour, baking soda and salt.

Continue beating, scraping the bowl often, for 1 to 2 minutes until well mixed.

By hand, stir in the apples, cranberries and nuts.

Spread in the prepared pan.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool completely.

In a small mixer bowl, combine the butter, cream cheese and vanilla extract.

Beat on medium speed, scraping the bowl often, for 1 to 2 Reduce the speed to low. Continue beating, gradually adding the powdered sugar, orange peel and enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Thinly frost the cooled bars, cut into bars.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 398g (14.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 166049% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 90g 138%
Saturated Fat 47g 235%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 293mg 98%
Sodium 827mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 67%
Dietary Fiber 6g 26%
Sugars g
Protein 38g
Vitamin A 47% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 9% Iron 30%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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