CHERRY BARS

Ingredients

For the Bars:

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cans (21 oz.) cherry pie filling

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk

 

How To Make Cherry Bars

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a jelly roll pan (12×17) with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar, about 1-2 minutes. Add salt, eggs, and vanilla and almond flavorings and continue stirring until fully incorporated.

Add flour and baking powder and mix until just combined. Reserve 1 3/4 cup of dough. Spread/Press remaining dough into the prepared baking pan. Top with cherry pie filling. Drop remaining batter in small pieces over the cherry filling.Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown.

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