Eggless Cranberry Bars

Cranberry Bars

Hope the year 2009 has started off with a lot of hope and joy for all of you! I baked these cranberry bars a couple of days ago from Joy of Baking site. I think these bars are the perfect way of starting the New Year because it’s both sweet and sour at the same time, just like our lives. I bought and tasted fresh cranberries last week, for the first time. It’s sour and mildly bitter too. I have eaten something very similar in India, but I don’t remember the name of the fruit and I’m sure that it was not red in color. Sugar has to be added to make these berries edible.

This recipe for cranberry bars has the perfect proportion of sweetness and sourness. I didn’t make any changes to the recipe or procedure and the bars came out perfectly. Only one note though, the recipe mentions 2/3 cup of sugar, which is actually 10 and 2/3 tablespoons, which is not easy to measure exactly. So I used 11 tablespoons of sugar instead.

If you want a sweet bar then this is not the recipe for you. You should check these cookie bars instead. On the other hand if you are looking for something mildly sweet and sour, these cranberry bars are perfect.

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13 Responses to “Eggless Cranberry Bars”

  1. Usha says:

    These look perfectly lovely.Thanks for letting me know you are planning to try my sago/ sabudana dosa hope you all like it as much as we did…eagerly waiting for your feedback:-)

  2. Sharmi says:

    yummy looking bars! nice pic 😛

  3. Sweatha says:

    Lovely and perfect.I too try out the recipes from joyof baking.These look very perfect.

  4. ambika says:

    looks yummy madhu,

  5. Purnima says:

    Madhu, the bars are very tempting!Loved the shot.
    I too love Stephanie’s recipes, but her measures baffle sometimes scared to try as her cup versus gms measure is not standard one that we use…dont want the end product to go into a bin! Hence I just drool at her creations, read her recipes n return! 😀 THATS WONDERFUL TO BEGIN 2009 with! HAPPY 2009 to U N URS!

    Fortunately both the recipes I tried (the other one being the vegan christmas fruitcake) from the site had come out very well. I used the cup measurements only.

  6. Vidya says:

    Love it Madhu. Looks perfect and i love mildly sweet recipes too.

  7. Malar Gandhi says:

    Looks perfect, bet it tasted great.

  8. Sunshinemom says:

    Looks very nice and delicious! Regarding the sweetness, I guess shortbread are generally less sweet because whenever I have made them I have noticed that! In fact that is the reason why I like them:) Great start for 2009 😉

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