Cherry Pie Bars

Cherry Pie Bars Recipe

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Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

Posting for safe keeping. It looks too good to pass up. The original recipe was from Taste of Home, but it has been circulating for a while with various changes. This is a version of the recipe that incorporates most of the reviewers' suggestions to make it even better.

Rating:

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Serves:
about 60 (prep time does NOT include cooling)
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • BASE

  • 1 cup
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 4 large
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 3 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 (21-oz) can(s)
    cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup
    slivered almonds
  • GLAZE

  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp
    milk, as needed for consistency

How to Make Cherry Pie Bars

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll baking pan; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and salt until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and almond extract. Gradually add flour and beat until well incorporated.
  3. Spread 3 cups of the dough into the prepared baking pan and press it in place so it reaches the pan's edges. Spread the pie filling on top. Drop spoonsfuls of the remaining dough over the pie filling, then sprinkle the slivered almonds on top.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the dough is golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Once cooled, mix together the confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract and 2 tablespoons of milk in a small bowl. Add more milk if needed for proper consistency. Drizzle the glaze in a random pattern across the top.

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About Cherry Pie Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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