Apricot-Cranberry-Nut Bars

Relish these bars packed with apricot, cranberry and pecans – a nutty dessert.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 20

Ingredients

Base and Topping

1
(15.6-oz.) pkg. cranberry-orange quick bread mix
1/3
cup butter, softened
1
egg, slightly beaten

Filling

1
(12-oz.) can apricot filling
1
(3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, cut into small pieces
1/2
cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch square pan. Place bread mix in large bowl. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg; mix well. Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture evenly in bottom of greased pan.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients; stir gently to mix (do not break up cream cheese). Spread filling evenly over base. With fingers, crumble reserved mixture and sprinkle evenly over filling; press lightly.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    170
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    140mg
    140%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    13g
    13%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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