Cherry Pie Bars

Cherry Pie Bars are absolutely amazing. All the men in our family are huge pie lovers. The girls....well, not so much. But if we make a pan of these cherry pie bars, we can polish them off in no time at all. They taste like a glorified cherry pie.

If you ever need to take a dessert to a party or a potluck, these cherry pie bars are the recipe you are looking for. Besides tasting delicious, they look pretty, too. The crust is sweet and tastes almost like a sugar cookie.
These Cherry Pie Bars usually make an appearance at most family parties. They show up on holidays where pie is a tradition, as well as summer barbecues.
They come together easily and the directions are very easy to follow. The kids like to help drizzle on the glaze.

can other pie flavors be used in this recipe?

Other pie flavors can easily be used with this recipe. We used cherry pie filling.  Here are a few suggestions of other pie filling flavors:
  • 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.

helpful items used in this recipe

  1. Hand Mixer – This hand mixer is great for this recipe.
  2. 9 x 13 Inch Pan – This pan comes with a tight lid. 
  3. 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.

  1. Bite Sized Cherry Pies
  2. Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake
  3. Layered Cherry Cheesecake
  4. Mini Cherry Cheesecake
  5. Chocolate Cherry Chunk Brownies

Serves: 24

Cherry Pie Bars

1 hr, 15 Prep Time

35 minCook Time

1 hr, 50 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 Tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract and beat well.
  3. Add flour and salt to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
  4. 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.
  5. If the dough is sticky, spray your finger tips with non stick cooking spray. Spread the pie filling over the batter.
  6. 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.
  7. Bake for about 35 minutes or until toothpick comes clean.
  8. Glaze
  9. Combine powdered sugar, vanilla, almond extract and milk until smooth and then drizzle over the bars.

Tags

Allergy
soy free
seafood free
sesame free
mustard free

Nutrition

Calories

2012 cal

Fat

4 g

Carbs

436 g

Protein

53 g
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22 Responses to “Cherry Pie Bars”

  1. Just made these and they look good except my glaze does not look like the picture. Should the bars be cooled first before glazing? Also, My glaze is not as white and not as thick.I use 2% milk. The vanilla extract made it sort of off white. Not as pretty as yours but I think they will still taste yummy. Thanks!
    • Hi Dawn. We have not made the Cherry Pie Bars with coconut flour. I did some research for you though and here are a few things you will want to consider when baking with coconut flour - "Baking with Coconut Flour: What you need to know. In baking, you cannot substitute coconut flour for wheat or other grain-based flours at a 1:1 ratio. ... In baked goods, you generally want to substitute 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup coconut flour for 1 cup grain-based flour. You will also need to increase the number of eggs". Hope this helps. It may take a little experimenting when using coconut flour.

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