Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup butter, softened

  2. 1/2 cup sugar

  3. 2 teaspoons almond extract, divided

  4. 2 cups all-purpose flour

  5. 2 cans (16 ounces each ) whole-berry cranberry sauce

  6. 2 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger

  7. 3 egg whites

  8. 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

  9. 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Ginger Cranberry Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract. Beat in flour until crumbly.

  2. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat cranberry sauce and ginger. In a small bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and remaining extract on high until stiff glossy peaks form. Spread cranberry mixture over crust. Spread meringue over cranberry layer; sprinkle with almonds.

  4. Increase heat to 400°. Bake for 14-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2 dozen.


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