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cherry- berry bars

Post by cymbalta on Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:04 pm

Cherry-Berry Bars

Recipe By : BH&G Christmas Cookies 1998

4 cups fresh pitted red tart cherries or one 16-ounce package frozen
4 cups fresh black raspberries or blackberries or one 16-ounce package frozen
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shortening
1 egg yolk
2 cups corn flakes
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 slightly beaten egg white

PARTIALLY thaw frozen fruits; do not drain.

STIR together the 3 1/4 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt in a large mixing
bowl. Cut in shortening till size of small peas.

PLACE egg yolk in a 1-cup measure. Add enough milk to make 1/2 cup. Beat
with a fork till combined. Add milk mixture to flour mixture 1 tablespoon
at a time, tossing lightly with a fork till all is moistened. Divide dough
in half; form each half into a ball.

ROLL one portion of dough on a lightly floured surface into a 17x12-inch
rectangle. Wrap the pastry around rolling pin. Unroll onto an ungreased
15x 10x 1-inch baking pan. Gently ease pastry into pan. Trim pastry even
with sides of pan. Sprinkle corn flakes over pastry.

STIR together the 1 cup sugar, the 1/4-cup flour, and cinnamon in a very
large mixing bowl. Add fruit; toss to coat. Sprinkle fruit over cornflakes.

ROLL out remaining dough into a 1 7x 12-inch rectangle. Arrange over
fruit. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond sides of pan. Seal top pastry to
bottom pastry; crimp edges. Cut slits in top pastry.

BRUSH egg white over top of pastry; sprinkle with sugar. Bake in a 375°
oven about 45 minutes or till golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into

Makes 36.

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