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Cranberry Oat Bars

cranberry oat bars

  • What do you do with leftover homemade cranberry sauce?  Well you make the most delicious Oat Bars that you possibly can that’s what you do!   After Thanksgiving I was not about to waste this amazing Cranberry Sauce.   When searching for uses of leftover cranberry sauce I found many combinations of recipes out there, but the one from the Washington Post got my attention because it was so easy.   I love the tartness of the sauce with the buttery goodness of the oatmeal crumble that is used for the crust and the topping.  It is just heavenly.

Here you go…   Now you can get in the kitchen and put together the most wonderful bars in just a few minutes.  Waiting for them to cool before cutting into that block of goodness can be torture.  I highly recommend using two strips of parchment paper cut to the width of your pan and then crisscrossing them.  Otherwise it might be hard getting out of your pan.  A foil lined pan that is lightly oiled will work as well.

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Cranberry Sauce

I really hate to admit that before now I have never made homemade cranberry sauce.  I really don’t know why not.  This is the easiest sauce to prepare.  If you’ve never made it you should give it a try.  Pick up a couple of bags of cranberries that are in season now and you need 15 minutes time and its done. 

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Cranberry-Apple Crisp

 

Usually side dishes that are on the sweet side do not interest me at all, but this particular one has passed my lips and made me  a very happy person.  I love it for the holiday season and have made it numerous times thanks to my sister-in-law who shared the recipe.  The fresh cranberries make this a tart dish yet the apples and sugar tame down the cranberries.  As I type the word tart it makes me smile.  My students ask me all the time, “Why do use such large and unfamiliar words?”  I really don’t think that I do.  “What should I say instead of tart?”  I asked.  “Sour will work just fine.”  They make me laugh! 

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