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Glazed Cherry Pie Bars Recipe

Classic Cherry Pie Bars combine a simple homemade crust with ready-made pie filling & vanilla glaze. A delicious treat for dessert, snack or brunch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry bars, cherry pie filling desserts, desserts with cherries
Servings: 24
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Lori

Ingredients

Cookie Base

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans cherry pie filling (21 oz each)

Glaze

Instructions

Cookie Base Dough

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray 15x10x1 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in almond extract.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour and salt. Add to creamed mixture & mix until combined.
  • Spread about 3 cups of dough evenly into baking pan.
  • Spread pie filling evenly over batter.
  • Using a teaspoon, drop remaining batter on top of the pie filling.
  • Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on rack.

Glaze

  • Combine powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and clear vanilla extract. Add remaining milk as needed.
  • Drizzle glaze over cooled bars.
  • Cut bars and serve.

Notes

  • Clear vanilla extract will give the glaze a bright white color. Standard vanilla tastes the same but makes the glaze a bit darker.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference only. We recommend independently verifying this information.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg