Cranberry pumpkin bars and apple sandwiches

Cranberry pumpkin bars and apple sandwiches

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by Charlotte Today

WCNC.com

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 15 at 2:59 PM

Cranberry-Pumpkin Bars
 
4PointsPlus Value
 

Prep time:  15 min
Cook time:  25 min
Serves: 18
 

If you don`t have pumpkin pie spice in your pantry, substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg, ginger and clove.
Ingredients 1 cup(s) packed light brown sugar   
 4 Tbsp reduced-calorie margarine, soft, at room teperature   
   1 cup(s) canned pumpkin, puree   
   1 large egg(s)   
   1 large egg white(s)   
 1/3 cup(s) buttermilk   
 1 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour   
 1 1/2 cup(s) uncooked old fashioned oats   
 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice   
 1/2 tsp baking soda   
 1/2 tsp table salt   
 2/3 cup(s) dried cranberries   
Instructions  Heat oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Lightly coat a 9x13-inch (23x33 cm) baking pan with cooking spray, then dust lightly with flour.
• In a large bowl, cream sugar and margarine with an electric mixer; beat in egg, egg white, pumpkin purée and buttermilk.
• In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. Stir into pumpkin mixture just until moistened, then add cranberries and mix gently.
• Spread batter in pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until center springs back when gently pressed. Cool and cut into 18 bars.

 

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