CHERRY STREUSEL BARS

Cherry Streusel Bars Recipe

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Eileen Simon

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@eileen6715

A great dessert

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Comments:
Serves:
A lot of people
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c
    flour
  • 2/3 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 16 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 c
    frozen sweet cherries
  • 1 c
    cherry preserves
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp
    almond extract
  • pinch
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 c
    crushed almonds
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, softened

How to Make CHERRY STREUSEL BARS

Step-by-Step

  1. CRUST
    Heat oven to 375
    Cover 9x13 pan with two sheets of aluminum foil over hanging on sides
    Spray with vegetable spray
  2. Process flour, sugar and salt in food processor, until combined, about 5 seconds
    Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles wet sand, about 15 pulses
  3. Transfer 1 1/4 cups dough to medium bowl and set aside. Transfer remaining dough to prepared pan and use your hands to evenly distribute it over the bottom of pan.
  4. Bake until light golden brown, 16 to 18 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking
  5. CHERRY FILLING
    Pulse thawed frozen cherries, cherry preserves, lemon juice, pinch of salt and almond extract until finely chopped, about 7 pulses; set aside
  6. STREUSEL
    Add oats, almonds and brown sugar to reserved dough and toss to combine
    Add butter and rub mixture beween your fingers until butter is fully incorporated and mixture forms small clumps. Set aside
  7. Transfer filling to pan and spread evenly over crust (which needn't be cool)
  8. Sprinkle streusel evenly over filling (not not press)
  9. Bake until filling is bubbling and streusel is deep golden brown 24 to 28 minutes, rotating pan halfway
  10. Transfer pan to wire rack and let bars cool completely. Using foil overhang, lift bars out of pan. Cut into 35 squares and serve

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About CHERRY STREUSEL BARS

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American




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