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  • Serves: 24 Servings

Orange-Prune Bars

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Category: Cakes, Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • Crust: -----
  • 1/2 c Margarine -- not diet
  • 1/2 c Packed brown sugar
  • 1 c All-purpose flour
  • Filling: -----
  • 1 1/4 c Dried prunes -- 19-20
  • 1/3 c Packed brown sugar
  • 2 tb Cornstarch
  • 1/8 ts Salt
  • 1/4 c Orange juice
  • 1 tb Orange peel -- grated
  • 1 c Nuts
  • 2 lg Eggs
  • 3 1/2 oz Dried coconut


1. Crust: Place softened margarine or butter and sugar in small bowl. With
electric mixer set on medium speed, cream mixture until light and fluffy.
Turn mixer to low and beat in flour. Mixture will be creamy. Pat dough
evenly into bottom of 9 x 9 x 1-3/4 inch ungreased pan. Bake in preheated
350-degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool 15-20
minutes. 2. Filling: Place prunes into a saucepan with just enough water to
cover. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. Drain and reserve 2
tablespoons of the liquid. Cut prunes into 4-5 pieces, removing pits. 3.
Combine prunes in saucepan with reserved 2 tablespoons liquid, sugar,
cornstarch, salt, orange juice and peel. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and
simmer, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in
coarsely chopped nuts; spread over crust. 4. Place the eggs in a small bowl
and beat until frothy. Stir in the coconut. Spread evenly over prune
mixture. 5. Bake 25 minutes. Cool slightly and cut into 24 bars.

Yield: 2 dozen bar cookies.

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