Cran-Raspberry Shorty Squares Cran-Raspberry Shorty Squares

Author: Canadian Living

Thick and moist with a jewel-like cranberry and raspberry filling, these delectable squares pile up high and tempting on a plate.

  • Portion size 25 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Best: 2000


Base and Topping:


Line 8-inch (2 L) square cake pan with foil; set aside.

In saucepan, bring cranberries, raspberries, brown sugar, lemon strips and 2 tbsp (25 mL) water to boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, for about 10 minutes or until mixture is very thick and spoon scraped across bottom of pan leaves strip that fills in slowly. Let cool completely; remove lemon strips.

Base and Topping:
In large bowl, beat butter with sugar just until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, 1 at a time, until well combined.

In separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into butter mixture.

Lightly press half of the dough into prepared cake pan. Refrigerate pan and remaining dough for 30 minutes. Spread cranberry mixture evenly over base; crumble remaining dough over top.

Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on rack. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap; store at room temperature for up to 5 days. Or overwrap in heavy-duty foil or enclose in airtight container; freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

To serve, cut into squares; sprinkle with icing sugar.

Nutritional facts <b>Per square:</b> about

  • Sodium 88 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 160.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 38 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g


  • Iron 4.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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Cran-Raspberry Shorty Squares