Cranberry Crumb Bars

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This Cranberry Crumb Bars brings together some tart and tangy flavors to create a sweet little bar that you can offer to share with your cookie group at Christmas and offer a slight change from the usual cookie collection that everyone always makes. This Cranberry Crumb Bars recipe takes no time to make, and includes some special flavorings and seasonings that will bring a big flavor punch to this dish. These seasonings really help the cranberry flavor pop. The crumb layer, which is also used to make the top crumb, includes grated orange rind, a great complementary flavor to the cranberries. It may sound like the two flavors would be too tart to be used together, but they both complement and contrast each other’s flavor and help both flavors to become more distinct in the crumb bars recipe.

This is an easy and quick cranberry crumb bars recipe that the kids could make up for you, if you make the grated orange rind for them, and squeeze out the fresh orange juice they need. But the base of the bars recipe as well as the crumb that goes on top is one and the same, and the cranberry filling for the crumb bars recipe is a snap to throw together. What will make this dish shine is the cranberries that may come as a nice surprise to your family and friends who get to eat these bars as well as the presence of orange in the recipe. They also provide terrific color in the bars and make the contrast of the golden crumb and crust pretty against the red of the cranberries.

Almond meal is a nice addition to this crumb bar recipe. It adds a really nice flavor as well as a great texture to the crumb. In addition, almonds help to slow down the absorption of sugar in to the bloodstream, which is great given the amount of white sugar that this recipe calls for. The almond meal will also give a bit of density and nice granular texture to the crumb. Whenever you make this kind of dish with a cookie type base and complementary streusel, consider substituting ground nuts of any kind, including walnuts, almonds and other varieties of nuts, to provide nutrition and better flavor and texture in to the dish. This cranberry crumb bar recipe is quick and easy and can be made in just a few minutes. It will taste better at room temperature rather than warm so let it cool for a bit of time after you pull the cranberry crumb bars from the oven before you serve it to waiting family and friends.Enjoy this dish whenever you feel like cooking up something fresh, light and simple.

Nutrition Facts for: Cranberry Crumb Bars From Bakerita
Ingredients: White sugar, baking powder, salt, all purpose flour, almond meal (almond flour), unsalted butter, egg, orange zest, cinnamon,cranberries, vanilla extract, cornstarch.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 24 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 135, Calories from Fat 71, Total Fat 7.9g 12%, Saturated Fat 4.9g 25%, Cholesterol 27mg 9%, Sodium 57mg 2%, Potassium 60mg 2%, Carbohydrates 16.4g 5%, Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%, Sugars 14.7g, Protein 0.4g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 2%, Iron 1%

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