A scrumptious coconut crust complements cherry pie filling in these quick-to-fix squares. Try them the next time you're entertaining a friend or two for coffee. —Mildred Schwartzentruber, Tavistock, Ontario
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- 1-3/4 cups flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
- In a bowl, combine first four ingredients. Press half the mixture into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Top with the pie filling and sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Squares in Country Woman March/April 1992, p35
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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2015
"The cherry squares were tasty, but the crust was on the soft side. It was difficult to pick up without it falling apart. It might be better to put more than half of the crust on the bottom and less on the top."