Cranberry Crumb Bars Recipe
A few weeks ago we had "row time" meaning one of my co-workers suggested everyone in our couple of rows of cubes bring in a dish to share. I love baking/cooking and eating of course so I thought this was a great idea. I wanted to try out something new so I found a recipe for these at Good Life Eats and boy are they yummy!
*The only change I made was I substituted the almond meal with ground up oats for those allergic to nuts.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup almond meal *
- 1 cup cold butter (2 sticks)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- juice of 1/2 of an orange
- 4 cups fresh cranberries
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbs cornstarch
In a medium bowl, mix together 1 cup sugar, flour, almond flour, salt and baking powder. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the butter and egg. The dough will be crumbly. Alternatively, you can pulse the dry ingredients in a food processor with the butter until pebbly, and then mix in the egg until it all comes together. Pat half of the dough into the buttered pan.
In another bowl, stir together the sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, and orange juice. Mix in the cranberries. Sprinkle the cranberry mixture evenly over the dough in the pan.
Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon to the remaining dough, then crumble dough over the berries. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until top is a light golden brown. Cool completely and chill in the refrigerator before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I made these the night before bringing them in and then cut them that morning. They were a big hit and many asked for the recipe! Cranberries... crumbly topping.... you just can't go wrong! I will definitely be making these again :)
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