Cranberry Crumb Squares

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Ed Paulhus

Great for Christmas dessert!

Top Review by J-Lynn

Very delicious! I took it to a church breakfast, and it disappeared...! The crust is like a buttery shortbread. Mine did about 60 minutes at 325. I used rolled oats instead of nuts in the topping. The bars hold together nicely, as the cream cheese layer firms up in the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Cream together soft butter and icing sugar until fluffy.
  2. Gradually stir in 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) flour.
  3. Press onto bottom of 13 x 9-inch (3.5 L) baking pan.
  4. Bake about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Reduce temperature to 325 degrees (160 degrees C). In large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  6. Gradually beat in condensed milk until smooth.
  7. Stir in ReaLemon.
  8. Pour over prepared crust.
  9. In small bowl, combine 1 tablespoons (15 mL) of the brown sugar and cornstarch; mix well.
  10. Stir in cranberry sauce. Spoon evenly over cheese mixture. In medium mixing bowl, combine remaining brown sugar and 1/3 cup (75 mL) flour.
  11. Cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  12. Stir in nuts.
  13. Sprinkle evenly over cranberry mixture.
  14. Bake 45 to 50 minute or until bubbly and golden.
  15. Cool.
  16. Serve warm or chilled.
  17. Cover leftovers; refrigerate.

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