These cranberry bars are so easy to put together; the recipe is foolproof. Cranberry Cherry Pie with Almond Glaze << why don’t we glaze every pie ever?? Press half of grated dough into the bottom of prepared pan. Don't over bake! Make the cranberry filling first. First you start with a lot of butter. Thoughts on swapping pecans for walnuts? I would keep the amount the same, half cup! I think you will love them. It will feel like too much flour. White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies << Perfect for your holiday plates! I generally scroll past the post to get to the recipe, but you pulled me in. Enjoy! Thank You . Cranberries forever! Very easy recipe! Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface; knead until dough comes together, 3 to 4 times. Southern Living is part of the Meredith Home Group. Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Fresh cranberries sparkle between two layers of the butteriest shortbread you've ever had! Everyone wanted the recipe. Shortbread forever :) Thanks for reviewing! We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. And I mean a LOOOT of butter. Use your hands to take medium size chunks of dough and drop them on top of the cranberries. You would think that as a food blogger I would be a master at whipping up dinner from sparse ingredients. Grease paper. Ooh I love that idea Sarah! Much love and Regards. It really is the best time of year right Laurie?? I usually wet my hands with a smidge of water so that they don't stick to the dough too much. I like dough chunks that are about the size of a quarter, with some a bit bigger or smaller. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Add 2/3 of the dough to the prepared 9x13 inch pan. They are sturdy enough to be eaten with your hands, but are also amazing warmed up and topped with a scoop of ice cream! Bring cranberries, water, and 1/4 cup of the sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high. Woohoo! Thanks for reviewing! Chill the bars and then let them sit out of the fridge for a couple minutes before putting them in the oven so your glass doesn’t shatter. Time to make Cranberry Shortbread! Cranberry Dulce de Leche Hand Pies << Why is pie so much more fun when you can hold it in your hand? Cranberry Custard Pie << seriously the most festive holiday pie ever, especially if you garnish with these Sparkly Sugared Cranberries! I have shared this recipe with all of them. Merry Christmas! © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. I’m so glad you enjoyed the bars! ;) Merry Christmas! And a scoop of ice cream or. Top the dough in the pan with all the cranberries, spreading them out to the edges. Then, add in tart cranberries that blends perfectly with the sweet cookie crust. Kudos! Mix in some walnuts with the remaining dough and crumble it on top. Add the spooned and leveled flour 1 cup at a time, beating after each mixture until the flour is mostly incorporated but not all the way. Do no thaw first. Enjoy! Just be careful if you are using a glass pan. Instead of dinner, I’m making much better use of my time with more important and less healthy things. These bars are AMAZING!!! and happy that all the recipes have been a success! These were wonderful. The shortbread dough can be frozen and stored in the freezer for up to one week. And maybe a scoop of ice cream, too, for good measure! Stay tuned, soon I’m going to be posting a recipe for cranberry streusel muffins. Looks delicious! I like these served warm or room temperature. Spread cranberry mixture over 1 dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Heat the cranberries, sugar and water together in a saucepan over medium heat. And Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing. I halved the recipe but wish I hadn’t, I could eat a whole pan myself! Have you guys ever played? Tis the season for dessert! I wanted to keep my bars really simple and focus on the buttery-cranberry flavor, so I left them out. This is just a really basic shortbread glorying in all it’s buttery, flaky simplicity. Top with remaining half of grated dough, pressing to seal edges. Any thoughts or advice? Simmer,... For the crust and topping: Stir the flour, sugar and salt together in … I haven’t tried that but since this is shortbread and there’s no leavening agent involved, I bet it would work really well to swap! Have you ever tried these with rhubarb? (Just eyeball it.) Do not over mix. cups all purpose flour, spooned and leveled. Southern Living is a registered trademark of, These Haircuts Are Going To Be Huge in 2021, 140 Thanksgiving Side Dishes That’ll Steal the Show, 7 Paint Colors We’re Loving for Kitchen Cabinets in 2020, 50 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime. This recipe is a killer. You’re also a liar. And the contrast of the tart cranberry and sweet orange glaze makes it very special. It's not! See photos. Beat that butter to within an inch of it’s life, then add some sugar and vanilla. (it will take a shorter amount of time in a metal pan). Over medium heat, cook the ingredients until boiling. Do these freeze well in bar form? And voila! That sounds so amazing Marcy! These simple and spectacular Southern cakes deserve a comeback, These sides will be the real stars of Thanksgiving dinner. Our grocery store is out of cranberry :(. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Brownies & Bars Christmas Dessert Fall Favorites Thanksgiving, posted November 13, 2019 by The Food Charlatan, Your email address will not be published. Hooray! Everyone’s really loving it so far. Instead two nights ago we got this weird ravioli concoction with carrots and peas and poultry seasoning. Can’t wait to get it up! Continue to boil the filling until it becomes thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes. Such a hit after dinner! Quick question, salted or unsalted butter? Wash your cranberries and pick out any stems or shriveled berries. The trendy haircuts you’ll be seeing everywhere next year. I’ve been playing this game with myself recently. Amazing post, by the way. Because I LITERALLY just posted a rhubarb version of these shortbread bars this week. No eggs necessary in this easy recipe. Cranberry Cake with Warm Vanilla Butter Sauce, Cranberry Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats, Powered by Simple Recipe Pro Recipe Plugin,, Do these freeze well in bar form? Cold shortbread going into a hot oven is what gets you that rich, flaky texture we are going for. Sometimes simple is best, especially when it comes to cranberries. These bars are so easy to put together; the recipe is foolproof. That’s awesome Eva! Glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks for reviewing! Cranberries are just so pretty. Add 1 tablespoon vanilla and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, and combine well. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. When the bars have chilled, bake in the preheated oven at 350 for about 42-45 minutes.