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Orange Pineapple Crumble Bars

Orange Pineapple Crumble Bars

Orange Pineapple Crumble Bars - a brown butter shortbread base filled with afresh pineapple and orange compote then topped with a coconut graham crumb crumble. Simply scrumptious!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 dozen
Author Barry C. Parsons

Ingredients

For the bottom layer

  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

For the filling

  • 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple about a 1/2 inch dice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 rounded tablespoon corn starch
  • about an ounce of water

For the crumble topping

  • ¾ cup graham crumbs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut optional

Instructions

To prepare the bottom layer

  1. Crumble together the flour, butter and brown sugar with your hands or pulse together in a food processor until the butter is fully incorporated.
  2. Press into 9x9 inch pan, lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

To prepare the filling

  1. Boil together the pineapple, sugar, orange zest and juice gently for about 10 minutes:
  2. Mix together the1 rounded tablespoon corn starch with about an ounce of water.
  3. Pour into the gently boiling pineapple mixture and cook for an additional minute stirring constantly until thickened. Cool for about 15 minutes, then pour onto the baked base.

To prepare the crumble topping

  1. Mix together the graham crumbs, sugar, butter, flour and coconut.
  2. Sprinkle topping over filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 25- 30 minutes until golden brown on top. Cool completely before cutting into bars or squares.