Today is day four of the Reject Pantry Project, and I went for the can of whole cranberry sauce. I found a recipe for Oatmeal Cranberry Squares on Cooks.com. They are very easy to make, and while I found them right on the edge of cloyingly sweet, everyone else liked them. Bottom line: I used up a WHOLE Reject Pantry Item, and I made something that tasted pretty good. I might be inclined to leave out the pineapple and/or add some orange zest to the filling mixture next time, for a little more complexity.
OATMEAL CRANBERRY SQUARES
1 (#1) can whole cranberry sauce
1/2 c. crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 tsp. salt
Combine all ingredients for filling.
1 1/2 c. quick oatmeal
1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar, packed
3/4 c. butter
1/4 tsp. soda
1/8 tsp. salt
Crumble remaining ingredients. Place half of crumbs in an 8 x 10 (or similar size) greased pan. Spread with filling and pat on remaining crumbs. Bake 25 minutes at 400 degrees. Cool and cut into bars.