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Cranberry Crumb Bars

Delicious Cranberry Crumb Bars , enjoy a tart and sweet bars with nut crust and topping. Easy to serve with scoop of ice cream. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry crumb bars
Servings: 6 bars
Author: Swathi (Ambujom Saraswathy)


  • For Filling
  • 1 cup cranberries fresh or frozen
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange use half of zest for filling other half for crust
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Crust
  • ¾ cup 75g all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup 75g almond meal
  • ½ cup 100g sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Zest of half orange
  • 3 tablespoon cold butter cubed
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat oven to 375F and line 5x2 pan with parchment paper hanging on the sides. IF you double the recipe you can use it in 8x8 inch pan.
  • In a small bowl add cranberries, orange juice , half of orange zest , sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon and mix well and set aside.
  • In another bowl mix all purpose flour, almond meal, salt, sugar, orange zest, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well. To this add egg, butter and mix well to combine everything don’t over mix. Set aside ½ cup of this mixture for crumb topping.
  • In prepared pan lined with parchment paper press the crust dough and top with filling and then add crumb mixture here and there.
  • Bake it in pre-heated oven for 18-20 minutes or until tooth picks comes out clean and top looks like brown in color.
  • Enjoy with or without a scoop of vanilla icecream.