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Cherry Pie Bars

A tender crust topped with cherry pie filling and drizzled with a sweet, simple almond flavored glaze. These pretty Cherry Pie Bars are quick and easy to make and include ingredients you can easily keep stocked in your pantry.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 bars
Calories: 176kcal

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
  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling
  • 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

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13- x 9-inch baking dish or metal brownie pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg