November 17, 2012

Cherry Pie Bars


When Mike mentioned that he was having a Thanksgiving pot luck at his work and that he had volunteered me to contribute a dessert, I was pretty excited.

I love using those opportunities to try out new recipes!  Although I like cherry flavor, I’m not a huge cherry fan.  But when I saw this recipe on Pinterest, these Cherry Pie Bars looked delicious.  I tweaked a few ingredients and I think they turned out great – let’s just say that Mike didn’t bring any back home!



Sorry for the paper plate – Mike didn’t want to have to worry about collecting a “cute” dish at the end of the potluck!




Have a great Saturday!

Cherry Pie Bars

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1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 (21 ounce) cherry pie filling 2 if you like cherries (highly recommend)

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 T milk

1. Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs and beat well.  Beat in extract.
2. In a separate bowl combine flour and salt.  Add to the creamed mixture.  Mix until combined.
3. Spread 3 cups batter in a 15x10x1 (Also works with 9x13- baking time will at least be 40-45 minutes)  Spread with pie filling.  Drop remaining batter on top of pie filling.
4. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or longer with a smaller pan, or until toothpick comes clean.  Cool on wire rack.  Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over the bars.

*I used non-stick spray before putting down the crust, but I actually think it made it harder to spread the batter…there is enough butter that I don’t think it’s needed (and wasn’t called for in the original recipe).







I even had a few leftover to take to my co-workers (they got prettier packaging!)

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