MI Coop Kitchen

Cherry Bars

Recipe by
Thumb Electric Cooperative  
50 minutes
Prep: 20 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Servings: 60

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 c.upsall-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Beat in both extracts.
  5. Gradually add flour.
  6. Spread 3 cups dough into a greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan.
  7. Spread with pie filling.
  8. Drop remaining dough by teaspoonfuls over filling.
  9. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  11. In a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, extracts and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over top.
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