Cherry cranberry dessert squares

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 \N Refrigerated pie crust
3 cups Fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup Sugar
¼ cup Cornstarch
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ cup Water
1 can 21 oz cherry pie filling
2 packs (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding & pie filling mix
2 cups Skim milk
½ teaspoon Rum extract
1 cup Frozen light whipped topping thawed

1. Heat oven to 425F. Microwave pie crust pouch on DEFROST for 20- 40 seconds, or let stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes. Remove crust from pouch. Unfold crust; peel off plastic sheets. Press pie crust in bottom only of 13x9 pan, cutting to fit. Press seams firmly to seal.

2. Price crust generously with fork. Bake at 425F for 9-11 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool. 3. In medium nonstick saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, corn- starch, and cinnamon; mix well. Stir in water; bring to a boil. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until cranberries pop and sauce is very thick and translucent. Add cherry pie filling; mix well. Cover surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cool.

4. In a medium bowl, combine pudding and milk. Stir in rum extract.

Blend with a wire whisk until thickened. Spoon over baked crust. Top evenly with cranberry mixture and refrigerate 30-60 minutes, or until set. Serve with whipped topping.

Per serving: 1 starch, 3 fruits, 1 fat Calories per serving: 310 Source: Pillsbury Fast and Healthy Magazine, Nov/Dec 1993 Typed for you by Linda Fields, Cyberealm BBS Watertown, NY 315-786-1120

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