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       Title: Apple Cranberry Bars
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 48 servings
  
   1 1/2 c  Granulated sugar
       1 c  Butter; softened
       2    Eggs
       2 ts Orange peel; grated
       2 ts Vanilla extract
   2 1/4 c  All-purpose flour
       1 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Salt
       2 c  Peeled apples; chopped
       1 c  Cranberries; fresh or frozen
            Coarsely chopped
       1 c  Chopped nuts
            Orange butter cream:
     1/3 c  Butter; softened
       3 oz Cream cheese; softened
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       2 c  Powdered sugar
       1 ts Orange peel; grated
       2 ts Milk; to 4 teaspoons
  
   Recipe by: Land O Lakes Holiday Memories
      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. Penny Halsey (ATBN65B). Nutrition Analysis:
   140 calories, 1g protein, 17g carbohydrate, 8g fat, 25mg cholesterol, 90mg
   sodium.
  
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