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Cherry Pie Bars
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5 from 6 votes

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 243kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g