Cherry Pie Bars
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9 bars
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sliced almond
  • 1, 12-14 ounce can cherry pie filling (you can use the one with the cherries or the just the filling)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon water
  • ¼ teaspoon pure almond extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a stand-alone mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Next, add vanilla and almond extracts and cream until incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.
  4. Lastly, add the flour and salt and mix on low-speed until combined. You may need to use a spatula to stir the last bit together.
  5. Press about ¾ of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. While the crust is baking, stir ¼ cup sliced almond to the rest of the dough and place in refrigerator to chill.
  7. Once the crust is done baking, remove pan and spread cherry pie filling evenly all over the crust then crumble the rest of the dough on top.
  8. Reduce oven to 350 degrees and bake an additional 25-30 minutes until the top is slightly golden.
  9. Let cool then drizzle then glaze the bars.
  10. TO make the glaze, whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl.
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