Vanilla Glazed Cherry Pie Bars
These vanilla glazed Cherry Pie Bars are an easy treat you can make with canned cherry pie filling or with a batch of homemade pie filling.
Servings: 24 bars
For the Bars
- 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 eggs room temperature
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 20 ounce can cherry pie filling (or 2 cups homemade)
For the vanilla glaze
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined.
Grease a 10 x 15 inch baking pan. Reserve 1 1/2 cup of batter, spread the rest on the bottom of the greased baking pan. Spread with cherry pie filling. Using a teaspoon, dollop on the reserved batter in drops.
Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until lightly browned and toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Do not over bake. Let cool completely.
To make the glaze, beat the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and enough milk to form a smooth consistency. Drizzle on cooled bars. Cut and serve. These are better the second day as the batter absorbs some of the moisture from the pie filling.
Serving: 1bar | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g