Who Died? Cherry Bars

Who Died? Cherry Bars Recipe

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Sheila Kremer


Posting this in response to a request. I have had this recipe for years and it is a favorite. The title comes from the fact that someone always makes these for funeral lunches. Here in the Midwest it's a tradition to take food to the family's home when someone passes away and also to the church for the funeral lunch.


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15 Min
35 Min


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  • 1 c
  • 1 3/4 c
  • 4
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2 3/4 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 can(s)
    (21 oz.) cherry pie filling

How to Make Who Died? Cherry Bars


  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla and almond extracts and beat. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and add to egg mixture. Spread batter on a greased and floured 11x17 pan, saving about 1 cup batter to spread on top. Spread cherry pie filling over the batter in the pan. Spoon remaining batter over cherries. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until it springs back when lightly touched. When cool, drizzle with powdered sugar glaze if desired.

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About Who Died? Cherry Bars

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cherry, #bars

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