Brandied Cranberry-Apricot Bars

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 40m
Ready In

Recipe: #32734

June 25, 2019

Categories: Desserts, Cookies, Bars more


Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (124.3 g)
  • Calories 365.9
  • Total Fat - 13.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5 g
  • Cholesterol - 128.2 mg
  • Sodium - 97.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 57.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 42.2 g
  • Protein - 6.6 g
  • Calcium - 41.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a 4-cup glass measure or microwave-safe mixing bowl combine raisins, cranberries, apricots, and brandy or water. Cover with mircrowave-safe plastic wrap; turn back a corner to vent. Cook in a microwave oven on high for 2 minutes. (Or, place fruit and brandy in a saucepan; bring to boil. Remove from heat.) Let stand for 20 minutes; drain.

Step 2

For crust, in a medium mixing bowl stir together the 1 cup flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Cut in margarine or butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into an ungreased 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 20 minutes or until golden.

Step 3

In a medium mixing bowl beat eggs with an electric mixer on low speed for 4 minutes; stir in the 1 cup brown sugar, the 1/2 cup flour, and vanilla just until combined. Add drained fruits and pecans; stir to mix. Pour fruit mixture over baked crust; spread evenly.

Step 4

Bake about 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, covering with foil the last 10 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. To serve, cut into squares.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.