*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Apple Cranberry Bars
 
 Recipe By     : Land O Lakes Holiday Memories
 Serving Size  : 48   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  cups          granulated sugar
    1      cup           butter -- softened
    2                    eggs
    2      teaspoons     orange peel -- grated
    2      teaspoons     vanilla extract
    2 1/4  cups          all-purpose flour
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    2      cups          peeled apples -- chopped
    1      cup           cranberries -- fresh or frozen
                         --coarsely chopped
    1      cup           chopped nuts
                         Orange Butter Cream:
      1/3  cup           butter -- softened
    3      ounces        cream cheese -- softened
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract
    2      cups          powdered sugar
    1      teaspoon      orange peel -- grated
    2      teaspoons     milk -- to 4 teaspoons
 
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 15 x 10 x 1-inch
 jelly roll pan.  In a large mixer bowl, combine the sugar,
 butter, eggs, orange peel and vanilla extract.  Beat on
 medium speed, scraping the bowl often, for 2 to 3 minutes
 until well mixed.  Reduce the speed to low; add the flour,
 baking soda and salt.  Continue beating, scraping the bowl
 often, for 1 to 2 minutes until well mixed.  By hand, stir
 in the apples, cranberries and nuts.  Spread in the prepared
 pan.  Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick
 inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool completely.
 In a small mixer bowl, combine the butter, cream cheese and
 vanilla extract.  Beat on medium speed, scraping the bowl
 often, for 1 to 2 minutes until well mixed.  Reduce the
 speed to low.  Continue beating, gradually adding the
 powdered sugar, orange peel and enough milk for desired
 spreading consistency.  Thinly frost the cooled bars; cut
 into bars.
 
 
 
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