Apple Cranberry Hello Dollies Apple Cranberry Hello Dollies

Apple Cranberry Hello Dollies | Food styling by Lucie Richard | Prop styling by Laura Branson Image by: James Tse

A chewy gingersnap cookie crust gives classic Hello Dolly bars a festive touch. Look for dried apples in the bulk-food section of your grocery store; you want the chewy apple rings rather than crispy apple chips.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 4 cups gingersnap cookie crumbs
  • 2/3 cups butter , melted
  • 4 cups chopped dried apple rings
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 2 cans (each 300 mL) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

In bowl, mix cookie crumbs with butter until moistened. Press into bottom of two 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pans. Bake in 350°F oven until firm, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Sprinkle apples, chocolate chips, cranberries and walnuts over crusts. Stir condensed milk with cinnamon; pour over crusts, using tip of knife to flood cracks.

Bake in 350°F oven until centres are set and edges are golden, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pans for 45 minutes; cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days or overwrap in foil and freeze for up to 1 month.) Lift out onto cutting board; cut into squares.

Makes about 72 squares.

Nutritional facts Per square: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 77 mg
  • Sugars 14 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 138
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 106 mg
  • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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