Cherry Pie Bars

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PREP TIME : 15 MINS

COOK TIME : 25 MINS

TOTAL TIME : 40 MINS

Cherry pie bars are sweet dessert bars with a buttery crisp crust topped with homemade cherry pie filling.

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Ingredients

  • ▢½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) unsalted butter, melted, cooled to room temperature
  • ▢½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • ▢1½ cups (187.5 g) all-purpose flour
  • ▢½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ▢½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ▢¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ▢2 cups (510 g) cherry pie filling
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, including up the sides of the dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add butter and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Use a fork to stir the mixture together until combined. The mixture should look like crumbs.
  • Remove ¾ cup of the mixture to use as the topping and set aside.
  • Firmly press the remaining crumb mixture into the lined pan.
  • Top with cherry pie filling.
  • Using your hands, evenly distribute the reserved crumb mixture over the cherry pie filling.
  • Bake 23-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let the bars cool before cutting and serving.
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Notes

You can use store-bought canned cherry pie filling or make your own (highly recommend!) with this recipe Cherry Pie Filling recipe. 

Nutrition

Course: Dessert

Keyword: Cherry Pie Bars

Servings: 9

Calories: 248