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Fruit & Nut Festive Bars

Fruit & Nut Festive Bars

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Cook Minutes 1 Hr 45 Min
Prep : 15 Min Cook: 1 Hr 30 Min
Made with traditional holiday ingredients, such as dried fruit, flaked coconut and chopped pecans, these delicious sweet treats are perfect for gift-giving.
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24 Servings
Original recipe yields 24 Servings
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1 cup flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
125 g (1/2 of 250-g pkg.) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
6 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1-3/4 cups canned sweetened condensed milk
1-1/4 cups finely chopped mixed dried fruit mixed dried fruit (apples, apricots, prunes and raisins)
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
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Step 1
Combine flour and baking soda. Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled.
Step 2
Heat oven to 325°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 15x11-inch rectangle; press onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of prepared pan. Prick bottom of crust in several places with fork. Bake 10 min.
Step 3
Whisk eggs and sweetened condensed milk until blended; pour into crust. Top with remaining ingredients.
Step 4
Bake 20 min. or until centre is almost set. Cool completely. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan before cutting into bars.
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For gift-giving, package small portions of bars in resealable plastic containers and wrap with colourful ribbon.
Various blends of chopped fruits are available - select your favourite variety for this recipe. Or, you can make your own dried fruit mix. Create a tropical blend using dried mango and pineapple, or a berry blend made with dried blueberries.
How to Make Mini Muffin Tarts
Prepare cream cheese dough as directed; press 1 Tbsp. dough onto bottom and up side of each of 24 miniature muffin pan cups. Fill with dried fruit, nuts and coconut; top with sweetened condensed milk mixture. (Do not overfill cups.) Bake in 325°F oven 15 min. or until centres are almost set. Cool completely.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 10 g
Saturated fat 5 g
25 %
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 100 mg
4 %
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 18 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A
6 %
Vitamin C
2 %
8 %
6 %
24 servings, 1 bar (55 g) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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