This cherry dessert recipe for cherry bars is great whenever you are craving something a bit sweet. The soft cherries combined with the pastry and sweet glaze is the perfect addition to after school snacks or school lunches. This cherry dessert recipe is easy to make and uses simple ingredients along with canned cherries that you may already have in your kitchen. In a one cup serving of cherries, there is plenty of nutrition to include 37 percent of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin A, 9 percent Vitamin C, three percent calcium and 19 percent iron. Some varieties of sweet cherry cultivars include the Ulster, the Bing, Rainier, Brooks, Tulare, King, and Sweetheart. This cherry bars recipe comes from the "Grandmother's Kitchen" recipe site. This is just one of the cherry desserts recipes you will find on the site. You will find plenty of other delicious recipes that use healthy whole ingredients from breakfast recipes to main dish recipes, side dish to appetizer recipes and so much more. **
Makes 60 bars
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1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 to 3 Tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease a 10x15x1-inch baking pan lightly with butter.
Place the butter, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl and use and electric mixer to beat until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts.
Using low speed, gradually add and beat in the flour, turn to medium and beat until well combined.
Spread 3 cups of the batter onto the prepared pan.
Spread the pie filling on next.
Drop the remaining batter by the teaspoonfuls over the filling.
Place into the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven to a cooling rack. Cool completely before putting the glaze.
In a small bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar, extracts and enough milk to reach desired consistency.
Add the milk only one tablespoon at a time.
When you have the consistency desired, drizzle over the top. Cut into squares and serve.
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Nutrition Facts for: Cherry Bars From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Butter, granulated sugar, salt, eggs, pure vanilla extract, almond extract, all purpose flour, canned cherry pie filling, confectioners' sugar, milk.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 60 servings * Per Serving:Calories 111, Calories from Fat 31, Total Fat 3.4g 5%, Saturated Fat 2.1g 10% Cholesterol 19mg 6%, Sodium 69mg 3%, Potassium 34mg 1%, Carbohydrates 19.3g 6%, Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%, Sugars 8.7g, Protein 1.2g, Vitamin A 3%,Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 1%, Iron 2%
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