Cranberry Date Bars from Debbie Edgerton dishes as eaten around the world Holiday Dessert bake-off Christmas Special recipe. Best Misc dessert 2010 recipe.
Yield: 3 dozen
1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
1 package (8 ounces) chopped dates
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup butter, melted
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a covered saucepan over low heat, simmer cranberries, dates and water for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the cranberries have popped.
Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt.
Stir in butter until well blended. Pat half into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes.
Spoon cranberry mixture over crust. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture. Pat gently.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until browned. Cool. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over bars.
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