Lemon-Cranberry Bars

Enjoy these citrus and berry flavored bars made using Pillsbury® Refrigerated Sugar Cookies - an elegant dessert!

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 16
 

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

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  • 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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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