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“Apple Cranberry Bars”

 

Description from Debbi aka Sparkle Chick: A fantastic recipe for a frosted dessert bar with apples, cranberries, walnuts and orange zest. A family fave!

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  1. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    Yummy!…love just about anything with cranberries and this pick is great! :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Look yummy graet pick.

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Sounds and looks totally delicious. Are you sharing the recipe?

  4. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Thanks Susan, Alice and LRC. I also love cranberries in just about anything!
    I will post the recipe for you!

  5. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Apple Cranberry Bars w/Orange Buttercream Frosting

    1-1/2 cups sugar
    1 cup soft butter
    2 eggs
    2 tsp. grated orange zest
    2 tsp. vanilla
    2-1/4 cups flour
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1/4 tsp. salt
    2 cups peeled apples, chopped
    1 cup fresh cranberries or craisins
    1 cup chopped nuts, optional

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Grease a 13×9 or 15×10 pan.
    In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs, orange zest and vanilla. Beat on medium speed 2-3 minutes until well mixed. Reduce speed to low and add flour, baking soda and salt. Beat until well mixed. By hand, stir in apples, cranberries or craisins and nuts. Spread in pan. Mix will be thick. Bake 30 – 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
    Approx. 48 bars.

    Frost when cool.

    Orange Buttercream Frosting

    1/3 cup soft butter
    3 ounces soft cream cheese
    1 tsp. vanilla
    2 cups confectioners sugar
    1 tsp. grated orange zest
    2-4 tsp. milk to get desired consistency

    In a small bowl combine butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Beat on medium speed 1-2 minutes until mixed. Reduce speed to low. Add confectioners sugar gradually. Add orange zest and enough milk for desired consistency.
    Frost cooled bars.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Debbi thanks for the recipe will give it a shot.

  7. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    You’re welcome Alice…let me know how you like!

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wow, Debbi, these sound delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Your pick is beautiful, too! :D

  9. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Thanks Lynn…they are delicious!

    Are you still having trouble with messages?

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Hi, Debbi! Actually, no — I’ve got my messages, now I just have to answer them all! LOL I’ll send you the info you asked for today! :D

  11. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    So glad your messages are getting through!

    But sorry to hear you are down with a cough….feel better soon!

    I’m just finishing up a round of Amoxycillin myself….I was sick for two of my 3 shows! But muddled through anyways.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Fruit cake. Apple cranberry bars. The little elves have been buisily baking I see. Yummmy!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I need to do this first I like the pick very pretty. Sorry.

  14. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Thanks Faith!

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