Valentine’s Cherry Pie Bars

This original recipe  was inspired by Betty Crocker’s fabulous fruit bars.  I came across these the other day and they looked so good I had to try them.  After a few changes on the second batch ( I thought they turned out too thick).  When I did, they turned out super amazing and incredibly easy.  Serve them warm with a  side of vanilla ice-cream and you’ve got a special treat.  definite keeper!


1/2 cup of butter softened
1 cups of sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 can of cherry pie filling (or any of your favorite pie filling)


Preheat Oven to 350F.  In a mixing bowl, cream your butter, sugar- add eggs & extract.. beat well to mix. Add flour & Salt, Mixing Well.  Spread half of the batter in a greased 15X10 jelly roll pan.  (I love my jelly roll pan I found at Bed Bath and Beyond it’s fabulous and it’s non-stick so no need to grease your pan).20140207-222455.jpg

Spoon the Pie Filling over the batter Randomly


drop tablespoons of the remaining batter over the top of pie filling (I used the back of the tablespoon to smooth out the batter to cover a little more).


 Bake for 35 min or until your toothpick comes out clean.

If you wish to add a glaze mix 1 c. Powdered sugar, 1 tsp almond extract, 2-3 tsp milk and drizzle bars and cool.  Enjoy!



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