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Almond Cherry Bars

A great bar cookie that can also be served as a coffee cake. It is delicious, moist, and chewy with that great combo of cherries and almonds.
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:1 hr
Total Time:1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 3 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ can cherry pie filling

Drizzle

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp milk
  • slliced almonds

Instructions

  • Prheat oven to 325°.
  • In a mixer, mix together the eggs and sugar until combined and a nice, light yellow color.
  • Slowly drizzle the melted butter into the mixer, while it's on low speed.
  • Drizzle in the almond extact.
  • Add the flour and mix until combined.
  • Spread the batter into a greased pan. I used an 8"x10" pan.
  • Spoon the cherry pie filling onto the top of the batter, using about 1/2 the can.
  • Use a knife to swirl the cherry pie filling into the batter.
  • Bake for 1 hr to 1 hr and 10 minutes.

Drizzle

  • Whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until all lumps are gone. You want a thick drizzle. Add more powdered sugar or milk as needed to get the desired consistency.
  • Use a fork to drizzle on top of cooled bar cookies. Add sliced almonds on top.

Notes

You can bake this in a 9"x13" pan. I would check for doneness after 40-45 minutes.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bar cookie, cherry, pastry, cherry, almond
Servings: 12 servings
Cost: $7