Cherry Streusel Bars Recipe
Cherry Streusel Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ellen Borst writes from Park Falls, Wisconsin,"I combined my grandmother's apple crisp topping with a traditional cherry pie recipe to come up with these flavorful bars."
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cold butter or margarine

Directions

In a bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. In another bowl, whisk the egg, water and vinegar. stir into flour mixture with a fork. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until firm and dry to the touch.
Meanwhile, combine pie filling and orange peel; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and remaining flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Spread cherry mixture over crust. Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes before cutting. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Streusel Bars in Taste of Home October/November 2003, p44

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 227 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cold butter or margarine
  1. In a bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. In another bowl, whisk the egg, water and vinegar. stir into flour mixture with a fork. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until firm and dry to the touch.
  2. Meanwhile, combine pie filling and orange peel; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and remaining flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Spread cherry mixture over crust. Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes before cutting. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Streusel Bars in Taste of Home October/November 2003, p44

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