What do you do with all the leftover cranberry and pecans from Thanksgiving? You become creative in baking, that’s what you do!!! I love buying the fresh cranberry and placing them in the freezer so after the holidays subside I still have some to make a nice dessert, drink or use as a garnish to a drink.
I took a recipe that was for a cranberry torte and added a few more things to make it into a bar and WOW they are amazing…a little tart and sweet, the perfect combination.
The hardest thing about this recipe is adding the eggs to your melted better as you have to move fast or the eggs will cook and you are not looking for a scrambled egg added to your melted butter/sugar. That being said, I’m sorry I don’t have a great photo as I wanted to add the flour to cook down the batter.
Melt butter and sugar together, let cool down before adding eggs
Add eggs one at a time, stirring constantly so that the eggs do not cook
Add flour and salt to mixture and mix well
Add cranberry and pecans, stir and place in the prepared baking pan
Bake for 45-50 minutes, let it cool down prior to cutting into
Look how pretty this dessert turns out! It’s a great bar for your dessert platter because it’s beautiful, it has cranberries making it a little tart and the sugar helps to balance it all out. Here they are on a tray for a holiday gathering.
Everyone loved these cranberry bars, even the children at the party were eating them (which means they were sweet enough for them). The recipe I created was the perfect balance of sweet and tart, I will be freezing my cranberries today so that I can make these bars after the holidays. I hope you enjoy this recipe I created…happy holidays!
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Thank you again ~ Patty Limatola-Tanenbaum