Apple Cranberry Bars With Orange Buttercream Frosting

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe is from the Land O'Lakes butter company.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F; grease a 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly roll pan.
  2. In a large mixer bowl, combine the sugar, butter, eggs, orange peel and vanilla extract.
  3. Beat on medium speed, scraping the bowl often, for 2 to 3 minutes until well mixed.
  4. Reduce the speed to low; add the flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Continue beating, scraping the bowl often, for 1 to 2 minutes until well mixed.
  6. By hand, stir in the apples, cranberries and nuts.
  7. Spread in the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. In a small mixer bowl, combine the butter, cream cheese and vanilla extract.
  10. Beat on medium speed, scraping the bowl often, for 1 to 2 minutes until well mixed.
  11. Reduce the speed to low.
  12. Continue beating, gradually adding the powdered sugar, orange peel and enough milk for desired spreading consistency.
  13. Thinly frost the cooled bars; cut into bars.

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I had been trying to create a dessert that combined the flavors of cranberry and orange and wasn't having much success. I'm so glad someone else did it for me! This is really good, although I think the title is a little misleading, when I made it, it was more like a cake. Great for the holidays!

VW #2 March 12, 2007

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