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Brandied Cranberry-Apricot Bars

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Category: Fruit, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • -----------------------------------FRUIT-----------------------------------
  • 1/3 c Golden raisins
  • 1/3 c Dark raisins
  • 1/3 c Dried cranberries
  • 1/3 c Dried apricots
  • 1/2 c Brandy or water


1 c All-purpose flour
1/3 c Packed brown sugar
1/2 c Margarine or butter

2 Eggs
1 c Packed brown sugar
1/2 c All-purpose flour
1 ts Vanilla
1/3 c Chopped pecans
Powdered sugar

In a 4-cup glass measure or microwave-safe mixing bowl combine raisins,
cranberries, apricots and brandy or water. Cover with microwave-safe
plastic wrap; turn back a corner to vent. Micro-cook on high fr 2 minutes.
(Our place fruit and brandy in a saucepan; bring to boiling. Remove from
heat). Let stand 20 minutes. Drain. For crust, in a medium mixing bowl stir
together 1 cup flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Cut in margarine or butter
till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into an ungreased 8x8x2-inch
baking pan. Bake at 350 about 20 minutes or till golden. For filling: In a
medium mixing bowl beat eggs with an electric mixer on low speed for 4
minutes; stir in the 1 cup brown sugar, the 1/2 cup flour, and vanilla just
till combined. Add drained fruit and nuts, stir to mix. Pour fruit mixture
over baked crust; spread evenly. Bake about 40 minutes or till a toothpick
inserted near the center comes out clean, covering with foil the last 10
minutes to prevent overbrowning. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle
with powdered sugar. To serve cut in squares. Makes 16 bars.

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