5 from 1 vote
Cherry Pie Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Servings: 20 bars
Ingredients
For the Bars
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 21 ounce can cherry pie filling
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
For the Glaze
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons milk or as needed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13" x 9" baking dish or metal brownie pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Using a hand or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add salt, eggs, vanilla, and almond extracts and beat until creamy and well combined. Add flour and baking powder and mix on low speed just until dry ingredients have been incorporated. With greased hands, pat 1-1/2 cups of batter into the prepared baking dish. Spoon cherry pie filling evenly over the bottom crust. Drop very small pieces of the remaining batter over the pie filling. Sprinkle sliced almonds over the top.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Once bars have cooled, whisk together confectioners’ sugar, almond extract, and as much milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over the cooled bars. Cut into squares and serve.
  4. Adapted from Taste of Home