These Leftover Cranberry Sauce Crumble Bars are a sweet and tangy treat that you can make the day after Thanksgiving. They are a great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers, but are so good that I would make a new batch of cranberry sauce just so I can make them again!
Happy almost Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is great, but if you are like me, by Friday you are asking yourself “What can I make with these Thanksgiving Leftovers?”. I mean, the day after Thanksgiving turkey sandwich is great and all, but it can get old. Don’t worry, I have a TON of leftover recipes for you, including these Leftover Cranberry Sauce Crumble Bars! If you have more leftovers, check out my Citrus Kale Salad ( a lighter way to use up turkey), cranberry sauce muffins, and a whole roundup I did last year of creative ways to use up your leftovers. Oh, and if you had ham instead of turkey, these super easy Ham and Cheese Croissants are a great way to use up leftover ham!
These Leftover Cranberry Sauce Crumble Bars are so easy! It just takes a few minutes so stir together the dough. Then you press half of the dough into a pan, top with cranberry sauce, and crumble the rest of the dough on top. Pop in the oven and you are done!
These make a great treat, the tangy cranberry sauce balances the buttery crumble crust. And they totally work for breakfast too, just saying.
Leftover Cranberry Sauce Bars
Yield 12 bars
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Zest of one orange
- 1 cup (8 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
- 1 large egg
- 2 and 1/2 cups cranberry sauce
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
- In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, baking powder, salt, and orange zest. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the butter and egg. You can also use a food processor. Pulse ingredients together until just combined. Dough will be crumbly. Pat half of dough into the prepared pan.
- Spread the cranberry sauce over the first layer. Crumble the rest of the dough on top.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.