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cherry pie bars served on a white plate
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Cherry Pie Bars

All the flavor you love in the classic pie, but without the work- these cherry pie bars are the perfect chewy dessert bar. You can adjust the filling flavor to fit your fancy, and they come together in less than an hours from start to finish. No pie crust to fuss with, they're perfect for special occasions like Valentine's, Galentine's, or just any time a special dessert is needed.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 450kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can 21 oz cherry pie filling

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, ream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract and beat well. Add flour and salt to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
  • Grease a 9×13″ baking pan and spread about 3/4 of the batter in the bottom (mine was a little sticky, so I sprayed my hands with non-stick cooking spray and used my hands to spread the dough to the edges of the pan). Spread with pie filling over the batter. Drop remaining batter on top of pie filling in teaspoonful amounts (I did about 35 small spoonfuls of batter over the cherry filling to make the top crust).
  • Bake for about 35 minutes or until toothpick comes clean. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over the bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 373mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg