Can other pie flavors be used in this recipe?
- Lemon Pie Filling
- Blueberry Pie Filling
- Raspberry Pie Filling
- Strawberry Pie Filling
How do you store cherry pie bars?
Cherry Pie Bars are easy to make, and easy to store. They can be sliced and stored in an airtight container in the freezer, or in an airtight freezer bag. They are good for up to a month or so in the freezer.
We recently made Cherry Pie Bars and placed some in the freezer. When they were thawed, they were fresh and soft as the day they were made.
Since these Cherry Pie Bars freeze so well, they can easily be made ahead of time.
If you really love cherries, you can add a little more cherry pie filling than what is listed in the recipe.
How to make cherry pie bars
Here are the ingredients needed for Cherry Pie bars. Be sure to make a batch today! You’ll be glad you did.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch pan with non stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar.
- Then add in eggs, vanilla, and almond extract and beat well.
- Then add in flour and salt to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
- Spread 3/4 of the batter into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Be sure to spread the batter to the edges of the pan.
- Carefully spoon the pie filling over the batter and spread around.
- Drop the remaining 1/4 of the batter by teaspoonfuls onto the cherry pie filling.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Let bars cool for about 30 minutes.
- Make the glaze by combining all of the glaze ingredients until smooth and creamy.
- Drizzle or pipe the glaze over the cooked cherry pie bars.
Related recipe: If you love cherry desserts, try our Cherry Cheesecake Cookies!
helpful items used in this recipe
- Hand Mixer – This hand mixer is great for this recipe.
- 9 x 13 Inch Pan – This pan comes with a tight lid.
- Small Spatula – A nice mini spatula that can get into tough places.
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here are more cherry recipes for you to enjoy.
- Bite Sized Cherry Pies
- Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake
- Layered Cherry Cheesecake
- Mini Cherry Cheesecake
- Chocolate Cherry Chunk Brownies
Cherry Pie Bars Recipe
- 1 cup butter softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 21 ounces cherry pie filling 1 can
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract and beat well.
- Add flour and salt to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
- Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan and spread about 3/4 of the batter in the bottom and be sure to spread to the very edge of the pan.
- If the dough is sticky, spray your finger tips with non stick cooking spray. Spread the pie filling over the batter.
- Drop remaining batter on top of pie filling in teaspoonful amounts. I did about 35 small spoonfuls of batter over the cherry filling to make the top crust.
- Bake for about 35 minutes or until toothpick comes clean.
- Combine powdered sugar, vanilla, almond extract and milk until smooth and then drizzle over the bars.
- Large Bowl
- 9x13-inch Baking Pan
- Small Mixing Bowl
Adapted from Recipe Critic