Sweetened Cranberry Crumb Bars with Buttery Base

With a lightly sweet cranberry filling and a buttery base that doubles as crumbs.

These cranberry crumb bars celebrate the humble fruit long after Thanksgiving has ended.

Ingredients for Cranberry Crumb Bars – To fill: – 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries – 1/2 cup apple cider – 1/3 cup sugar – 1 tsp cornstarch

For the Crumb Base and Topping: – 1 1/2 cups flour – 1/2 cup granulated sugar – 1/2 tsp salt – 1/2 tsp baking powder – 1/2 tsp cinnamon – 1/4 tsp nutmeg – a pinch of allspice – a pinch of cloves – 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold and grated (1 stick) – 1 egg yolk from 1 large egg; discard white

Servings - 16, Prep time - 30 mins, Cooking time - 35 mins, Type - bar.

Leftover cranberry crumb bars can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, and are delicious and lightly sweetened with cranberry filling.

In this, the crumb mixture is further stirred to form, it is pressed into the bottom of the pan to form a crust, followed by cranberry filling is poured on top.

Finally, the same crumb mixture is sprinkled over the filling, smelling like a toasty, buttery cranberry crumb bar as it comes out of the oven

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