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Lemon-Cranberry Bars

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 1 hr 35 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Enjoy these citrus and berry flavored bars made using Pillsbury® Refrigerated Sugar Cookies - an elegant dessert!

Ingredients

1/2
(18-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Sugar Cookies
1
egg yolk
1
egg
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon cornstarch
2
tablespoons grated lemon peel
3
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3
tablespoons butter
32
sweetened dried cranberries

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Break up cookie dough into ungreased 8-inch square pan. Press dough in bottom of pan to form crust.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 12 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine egg yolk and egg; beat well. Set aside.
  • 4 In medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon peel, lemon juice and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently until butter is melted. Remove from heat. Gradually add mixture to eggs, beating constantly with wire whisk. Return mixture to saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture thickens, stirring constantly.
  • 5 Remove crust from oven. Pour lemon mixture over partially baked crust; spread to within 1/4 inch of edges.
  • 6 Return to oven; bake an additional 10 minutes. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars. Garnish each bar with 2 cranberries.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Break up cookie dough into ungreased 8-inch square pan. Press dough in bottom of pan to form crust.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 12 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine egg yolk and egg; beat well. Set aside.
  • 4 In medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon peel, lemon juice and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently until butter is melted. Remove from heat. Gradually add mixture to eggs, beating constantly with wire whisk. Return mixture to saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture thickens, stirring constantly.
  • 5 Remove crust from oven. Pour lemon mixture over partially baked crust; spread to within 1/4 inch of edges.
  • 6 Return to oven; bake an additional 10 minutes. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars. Garnish each bar with 2 cranberries.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
12%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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