Cranberry Crumb Bars

I chose this image for the beautiful plate!

Crust & Topping:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter

1 egg

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Filling:

4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

1 cup sugar

juice of 1/2 orange (4 tsp)

1 T cornstarch

1 tsp vanilla

1. Heat oven to 375. Green 13 x 9 pan with butter or Pam.

2. In a large bowl, mix flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in egg. Press 2 1/2 cups of crumb mixture in bottom of pan. Stir cinnamon into remaining crumb mixture; set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, stir all filling ingredients. Spoon evenly over crust. Spoon reserved crumb mixture evenly over filling.

4. Bake 45-55 minutes until top is light golden brown. Cool completely. Refrigerate until chilled. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.

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