7.20.2014

Simple Goodness: Cherry Bars


Looking for something sweet?
These simple Cherry Bars were a real treat!
but had just one can of cherries in the pantry,
so the recipe was halved and baked in a smaller pan.
ingredients:
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
a couple drops of almond extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Middle Layer: 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling

Glaze: 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
& 1/4 teaspoon almond extract plus one to two 
tablespoons of milk-----to your desired thickness.

I added all ingredients except the flour
to one large bowl and mixed with a spatula.
When thoroughly mixed, I added the flour all at once.

I had no problems doing so
but if you're one to follow directions like a good 
little doobee, add the flour gradually.

*Be sure to grease your pan.*

Using the same spatula, I spread about half 
of the mixture on the bottom
of the greased square pan. 
It's sticky, so don't be concerned. 

Spread the can of pie filling over the layer of dough 
and when complete, drop remaining dough on to the top 
of the pie filling layer. 

For a dark 8" square pan, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees
and baked it at the same temp for 30 minutes before 
increasing the temperature to 375 for about 15 minutes 
until the top is golden brown (approx. 45 minutes altogether).

Cool completely.

When cool, mix glaze ingredients and drizzle 
over the top of your baked masterpiece.
Slice and enjoy.


Happy Baking,
Heather


1 comment:

  1. Mmmmmm Mmmmmm Mmmmmm! That does look good Heather!

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