Cranberry Pineapple Bars

Course : Bars
Serves: 24 bars
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1 cup cranberries
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cronstarch
1/2 pound unsweetened crushed pineapple -- undrained
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup brown sugar -- firmely packed
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons unsalted butter -- cut into small
1 pieces and chilled
1 large egg white -- lightly beaten
3 tablespoons pecans -- chopped

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8 inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Combine cranberries and next 3 ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, and cook 1 minute. Cover , reduce heat to low, and simmer about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cranberries pop and mixture thickens. Set aside. Combine flour and next four ingredients in a bowl. Cut in chilled butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Reserve 1/2 cup oat mixture. Combine remaining oat mixtue and egg white in a bowl and stir well. Press oat mixture into the bottom of baking pan. Bake 10 minutes. Spread cranberry mixture over prepared crust. Combine reserved oat mixture and pecans in a bowl. Sprinkle over cranberry mixture. Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.


Nutritional Information:

1086 Calories (kcal); 49g Total Fat; (40% calories from fat); 16g Protein; 150g Carbohydrate; 93mg Cholesterol; 88mg Sodium

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