Christmas Cranberry Crumble bars easy Christmas recipe from scratch a nice alternative to traditional mince pies or Christmas Cake
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Delicious Cranberry Crumble Bars for Christmas

Full of Christmas flavours these Cranberry Crumble Bars are an easy to make Christmas Treat and make a great alternative to traditional mince pies.
Course Cake
Cuisine Christmas
Keyword cake, Cranberry, Crumble Recipe, Tray Bake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1 tray
Author Cerys Parker

Ingredients

Crumble and Crust

  • 320 g plain flour
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 227 g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 large egg

Cranberry Filling

  • 1.2 kg fresh cranberries
  • 201 g caster sugar
  • 127.5 g unsweetened applesauce
  • 5 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • Zest of one large orange
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cold water
  • 82 g pecan chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C and line a 9x13 inch rectangle baking tray with greaseproof or silicone paper.
  • Using a stand mixer, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder until combined.
  • Add the butter and mix until crumbly.
  • Beat in the egg until combined.
  •  Set aside about 1 Cup of the crust to use for the crumble topping.
  • Press the remaining crust into the baking dish.
  • Set aside.
  • Using a large saucepan, combine half of the cranberries, sugar, applesauce, maple syrup, orange zest, and salt.
  • Place saucepan over medium heat, and bring to a boil.
  • Stir the cranberries.
  • Once cranberries seem soft, reduce the heat to simmer.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cornflour and water.
  • Pour cornflour mixture into the saucepan and mix until combined.
  • Cook for 2 minutes or until cranberry filling is thick.
  • Mix in the remaining cranberries.
  • Spread the filling onto the crumb base.
  • Sprinkle remaining crust onto the cranberry filling and top with the chopped pecans.
  • Bake in the oven for about 35-40 minutes or until top is a slight golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into bars!
  • Enjoy!!