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Mincemeat Crumble Dessert Squares

No recipe image available.These delicious, old-time mincemeat dessert squares make a memorable dessert to serve for the fall and winter holidays.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 jar plain mincemeat or with brandy and rum
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Stir together sugar, butter, and shortening in medium bowl until smooth. Add flour, oats, baking powder, salt and baking soda; stir until crumbly. Press 2 cups crumble mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan. Spread with mincemeat; sprinkle with nuts. Top with remaining crumble mixture; press down lightly.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool to room temperature in pan on wire rack. Cut into 3-inch squares.

Makes 12 squares.