Followed the recipe exactly - ended up with not enough cranberry mixture to even cover the crust which was also rather thick and generous. After baking according to directions, the crust is lightly golden, extremely hard (but will cut with a Cutco knife!) and dry. Where there was copious berry mixture, the bars were passable and had a good flavor profile. But overall, the recipe turned out a bunch of very dry bars that no one wanted to eat. Would not make again.