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Cranberry Pecan Bars

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  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan and set aside.
  2. Combine flour, sugar and butter in a food processor. Process until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  3. Add water and vanilla extract; pulse again.
  4. Press dough into prepared pan and freeze for 15 minutes.
  5. Bake dough for 15 minutes, until golden.
  6. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine whipping cream, brown sugar and honey. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 1 minute.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Stir in cranberries and chopped pecans.
  9. Spoon filling over crust, spreading evenly.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes until bubbling.
  11. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack.
  12. Cut into 16 squares.

Yield: 16 bars

Posted by Annette at Recipe Goldmine 11/15/2001 10:14 pm.