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Cherry Bars


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Gradually add flour.
  • 2. Spread 3 cups dough into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Spread with pie filling. Drop remaining dough by teaspoonfuls over filling. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, extracts and enough milk to reach desired consistency; drizzle over top.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 112 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


Average Rating:
  • chinachola
    Mar 21, 2019
    This recipe turned out very well. I used one can of cherry pie filling and one jar of preserved sour cherries because that's what I had on hand. I will definitely make this again.
  • Chuck
    Mar 14, 2019
    This recipe was very easy. I made no changes, and had no difficulty getting the crust to cook completely. I did not have to bake the crust separately, as one reviewer suggested. I used this recipe to make for my customers. The bar was absolutely delicious. The crust was moist, yet sturdy to hold the cherry filling. Will definitely make again.
  • M
    Feb 16, 2019
    cut back to 1 1/2 butter, and 1 can cherries......great!
  • Cornwall
    Sep 25, 2018
    Before making these recipes I always read the reviews. Since this had good ones and I love cherry desserts I made them. They seemed baked through and browning on the top but as they sat they just kept getting softer and softer. They taste good but you have to use a spatula to serve them.
  • Pixnflorida
    Jul 30, 2018
    I made this for the first time, yesterday, July 29, 2018. I DID NOT make the glaze, as others recommended. This is delicious! I will definitely make this again and again. :)
  • toothwarriorprincess
    Jun 18, 2018

    This was a great recipe! Everyone loved them and pretty easy to make. Loved it!

  • joannewells
    Jun 2, 2018

    edemars-2.5 x 1

    6 x 2.5 = 15" 10 x 1 = 10"

  • svognarek
    Dec 31, 1969

    Ok recepe but too much sugar and cholesterol and fat

  • MOTCook
    May 31, 2018

    I made these for work to celebrate birthdays and work anniversaries. They were a big hit!!

  • edemars
    Apr 6, 2018

    I am sorry, am I reading this correct!? The recipes makes 5 dozen?? This doesn’t sound right for a 15x10 pan?

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