Simple and Sweet Cherry Pie Bars Recipe
These adorable Cherry Pie Bars are summer sweetness in a bite. The cake base is heavenly. Not at all crumbly, it slices extremely well, which is sometimes not the case when I make cherry pies. To keep the top nice and light colored, you may want to add a piece of tin foil over the top of the baking pan after about 20 minutes.
Cherry Pie Bars
Yield: Makes an 8x8-inch pan, about 12 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: About 90 minutes, including time for cooling & glazing
For the bars:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (21 ounce) cherry pie filling
For the glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 Tbsp. milk
1. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Beat in extracts.
2. In a separate bowl combine flour and salt. Add to the creamed mixture. Mix until combined.
3. Grease a 8x8-inch pan. Spread 1 1/2 cups batter into bottom of the pan. Spread with pie filling. Drop remaining batter on top of pie filling.
4. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes clean. Cool on wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over the cooled bars.