Cranberry Ginger Crumb Bars

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Ingredients

4 cups (16 oz) fresh cranberries

zest and juice of one small orange

2/3 cups sugar

4 tsp cornstarch

3 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

2 sticks cold butter (1 cup), cut in smaller pieces

1 egg

2 Tbsp finely chopped crystalized ginger

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine cranberries, 2/3 cups sugar, orange zest and juice, and cornstarch.

In a mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, egg, and ginger.

Mix at a medium speed until mostly combined, about 2 minutes. Dough will be crumbly.

Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.

Spread half of dough over pan, top with cranberry mixture.

Top with remaining dough.

Bake for 50 minutes until top is lightly browned.

Cool completely before cutting into squares.

May be refrigerated.

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