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Cherry Squares Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 375 calories, 17 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 163 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.