Cranberry Squares

Cranberry Squares

41 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Recipe by  DRYW

“These squares are very yummy. Try different fruits or jams to change the flavour. Note, you may replace up to half of the flour with whole wheat flour.”

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Original recipe yields 15 bars


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter or margarine until the lumps are no larger than peas. Stir in the egg just a little bit, but allow the mixture to stay somewhat crumbly.
  3. Sprinkle half of the mixture in an even layer in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Pack down into a solid crust. Spread the cranberry sauce over the crust. Crumble the remaining mixture over the cranberry sauce.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is golden brown. Cool before slicing into bars.

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Very good but not simple to make. Not for me at least. I'm not good at making "crumbles" so it took me a lot longer than it should. I doubled that part of the recipe to make sure the bottom was well covered as well as the top. I'm pleased I made that decision, it was tasty and the appearance was well put together. As a matter of fact I doubled the entire recipe. I ended up using two cans of cranberry sauce; one jellied and one jellied with whole berries. I apologize for reviewing the recipe in spite of my alterations but I figured it was alright seeing how I used the same ingredients, just more of them, lol. I did, however, make an orange/pecan glaze when it was all said and done and it was a great compliment to the cake. (My orange glaze: confec sugar, orange zest & juice, & pecan pieces)



So delicious, and so easy to make! I used butter, and love the rich flavor of it, blended with the sweet/tart flavor of cranberries. I used whole cranberry sauce, and a little more of it, in order to evenly coat the crust. I'm wondering if making half again as much of the dough, and making the bottom crust a little thicker, might not be a good idea.



Absolutely addictive! My husband and I loved it! I made homemade cranraspberry sauce and had a ton left over so I made this...Now I'll be making cranberry sauces just so I can make this!!! I made everything as instructed for the bottom layer but added brown sugar and cinnamon for top crumbs. (I shared some with a few students and they loved it too!)

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Amount Per Serving (15 total)

  • Calories
  • 242 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 37.2 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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