Cherry Pie Bars

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Cherry cloud bars are light, fluffy cloud-like cakes bursting with delicious cherry pie filling and lightly glazed. These bars are simple to throw together and are great for sharing at any gathering with family and friends.

I love the colors and flavor of cherries and they add such a bright festiveness to any holiday or gathering. Cherry pie filling tends to go on sale during the fall months, particularly around Thanksgiving and again in the spring near Valentines day. We usually take advantage of these sales and stock up to have a few cans on hand for easy, last minute desserts or snacks.

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For this particular recipe, you’ll want to use a jelly roll baking sheet. Jelly roll pans measure 10″x15″ and are shallow in depth. To give you an idea of the difference a normal baking sheet pan measures 12″x18″.

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This is a versatile recipe and if you’d like, you can swap out the cherries for any flavor pie filling and create blueberry bars, apple pie bars, raspberry pie bars, or even lemon meringue bars.

You’ll Need:
1 cup of butter, softened (but not completely melted)
2 cups of sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp almond extract
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cans of cherry pie filling (can use just 1 if you need to)
Preheat Oven to 350F

In a mixing bowl, cream your butter, sugar- add eggs, vanilla and almond extract, beating well to mix. Add flour & Salt, Mixing Well.

Spread half of the batter in a jelly roll baking sheetthat has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, Spoon the Pie Filling over the batter Randomly drop tablespoons remaining batter over the pie filling (*do not mix the pie filling INTO the cake)

Bake for 30-35 min or until your toothpick comes out clean


Glaze the Top:

If you wish to add a glaze mix 1 c. Powdered sugar, 1 tsp almond extract, 2 tsp milk and drizzle over the baked bars after they have completely cooled.

Small Batch Cherry Pie Bars:

If you’d like to downsize this to an 8″x8″ pan Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

1/2 cup of butter, softened (but not completely melted)
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 can of cherry pie filling

Preheat Oven to 350F
In a mixing bowl, cream your butter, sugar- add eggs, vanilla and almond extract, beating well to mix. Add flour & Salt, Mixing Well.

Spread half of the batter in an 8″x8″ baking pan, Spoon the Pie Filling over the batter Randomly drop tablespoons remaining batter over the pie filling (*do not mix the pie filling INTO the cake)

Bake for 20-25 min or until your toothpick comes out clean

Other Cherry Recipes that you might like to try:

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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

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  1. in the list of ingredients.. the recipe calls for almond and vanilla extract, yet in directions the vanilla is omitted… do you add it also or not?

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