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Clarion County Recipe of the Day: Cherry Bars

Sunday, June 2, 2019 @ 12:06 AM

Posted by J.C. Taggart

This awesome recipe is perfect for a picnic!

Cherry Bars


1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 – 21 oz. cans cherry pie filling


1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk


~Preheat oven to 350°.

~In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Gradually add flour.

~Spread three cups dough into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Spread with pie filling. Drop remaining dough by teaspoonfuls over filling. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

~In a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, extracts, and enough milk to reach desired consistency; drizzle over top.

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