Brandied Cranberry-Apricot Bars

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
YIELD: 16 bars




  • In a 4 cup glass measuring bowl combine raisins, cranberries, apricots, and brandy or water.
  • Cover with plastic wrap; turn back a corner to vent.
  • Cook on high for 2 minutes.
  • (Or, place fruit and brandy in a saucepan; bring to boiling. Remove from heat.) Let stand for 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 in a 350* oven about 20 minutes.
  • or till golden.
  • In a medium bowl beat eggs with a mixer on low speed for 4 minutes.
  • ;stir in the 1 cup brown sugar, the 1/2 cup flour, and vanilla.
  • Add drained fruit and nuts; stir to mix.
  • Pour mixture over 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 over-browning.
  • Cool.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • To serve, cut into squares.
  • Makes 16 bars.