Holiday Cranberry-Orange Crunch

Raspberry/Cranberry Bars
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  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 9 servings

Cranberry Crunch is a wonderful bar cookie that can be served anytime of year. You have a choice. You may make the cranberry relish that goes in this cookie from the below recipe or you can use store-bought Jellied or Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce. We prefer making the entire cookie completely from homemade ingredients, but if I'm sort of time... We won't tell if you won't tell.

Keep any left over cranberry relish in the refrigerator. Keep the leftover Cranberry Crunch Bars in an airtight container. It is not necessary to refrigerate them.

What You'll Need

  • 2 medium oranges, washed
  • 12 ounce bag of freshcranberries, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon groundcinnamon
  • or 1-16 ounce can Jellied or Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce for the above
  • 1-1/2 cups uncookedrolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cupbrown sugar (packed)
  • 1/3 cup butter, chilled

How to Make It

Early in the day, cut unpeeled oranges into quarters. Remove seeds. Put oranges and cranberries into food processor. While processing, add sugar. Place in the refrigerator until an hour before you plan to make this bar cookie.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. In a bowl, mix together the oats, flour and brown sugar. Cut in the butter until nice and crumbly. Place half of this mixture in the prepared pan.

Carefully, spread with the bottom crust with 1 cup* of cranberry relish**. Top the cranberry layer with the remaining crumb mixture. Bake this cranberry crunch for 45 minutes. Serve this tasty treat warm topped with ice cream. These cookies also taste good just as they are and room temperature. This recipe makes 9 servings.

*Refrigerate the rest of the relish for another use or eating just as it is. Yum!

**If your cranberry relish seems overly wet, drain it before putting it on the crust.

More Desserts Made with Cranberry Relish

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This French Toast is they kind that is put together the night before, and baked the next morning.
Cranberry Relish Yogurt
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Cranberry-Orange Bread

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 476
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Sodium 187 mg
Carbohydrates 79 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 12 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)