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Cherry Pie Bars

Easy Cherry Pie Bars are a delicious, sweet cookie bar filled with cherries and drizzled with frosting. They're a perfect dessert for any any occasion! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract optional
  • 21 ounce can cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8x8 inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt; set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract and beat until well combined.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Scoop 1 ½ cups of the dough mixture into the prepared pan and press down to form the bottom crust.Spread the pie filling over the crust. Dollop the remaining dough all over the top of the pie filling.
  • Bake the cherry bars at 350F for 30-35 minutes until set and beginning to turn golden brown around the edges.
  • Cool the cherry bars in the pan until room temperature. Combine the powdered sugar and milk to make the glaze and drizzle over the cooled cherry bars. Cut into 9 squares to serve.