Cherry Bars Recipe

A cherry bars recipe like this one is a delightful dessert that can be enjoyed any time of the year. This easy-to-follow recipe combines a buttery crust with a sweet and tangy cherry filling, creating a delicious treat that’s perfect for sharing with friends and family. 

Whether you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing dessert for a party or just want to treat yourself to a tasty indulgence, these cherry bars are sure to satisfy your cravings. So, let’s get started and learn how to make these delectable cherry bars!

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Can you make cherry bars using pie filling?

Yes, you can definitely make cherry bars using cherry pie filling as you’ll see in this recipe! 

Using pre-made pie filling can be a convenient and time-saving option for those who are short on time or prefer a simpler recipe.

baked cherry bars

Ingredients needed to cherry bars with cherry pie filling

  • Butter
  • Sugar 
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Almond extract
  • Flour 
  • Cherry pie filling
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Milk
ingredients to make this cherry bars recipe

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How to make this recipe for cherry bars:

First, preheat the oven to 350 and prepare a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. 

In a mixing bowl beat butter, sugar, and salt until smooth. 

Now, add in eggs then extracts. 

eggs being added to the bowl

Gradually add in the flour. 

Spread ¾ of the mixture onto the prepared sheet pan. 

Then spread the cherry pie filling over the mixture. 

the raw dough in a baking pan

Next, drop the remaining dough mix by teaspoons on top of the pie filling. 

the cherry pie filling with the dough spooned on top

Bake the bars for 35 minutes until golden brown on top. 

When they’re done, let them cool completely. 

the cherry bars in a baking pan

In a small bowl mix the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over the cooled bars. 

ingredients to make glaze for this cherry bars recipe

Slice, serve, and enjoy!  

baked cherry bars
a textured piece of cherry bar

How to store baked cherry bars?

To store baked cherry bars, you should let them cool completely to room temperature before placing them in an airtight container or wrapping them tightly in plastic wrap. The bars can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

If you’re storing the bars in the refrigerator, make sure to place them on a flat surface to prevent any toppings or fillings from sticking to the container or wrapping. You can also layer the bars with parchment paper or wax paper to keep them separated and prevent them from sticking together.

the inside design of the cherry bars

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Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Can you freeze cherry bars for later?

Yes, you can definitely freeze cherry bars for later. Freezing cherry bars is a great way to extend their freshness and have a delicious treat on hand whenever you want. 

To freeze cherry bars, you should first let them cool completely to room temperature. Once cooled, place them in freezer safe bags, or in a freezer proof airtight container to keep them as fresh as possible. 

fork scooping up a piece of the cherry bars

If stored properly, the cherry bars should last for 2-3 months without losing too much taste or texture. 

When you’re ready to enjoy them, remove them from the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours, or overnight in the refrigerator. To serve, you can reheat the bars in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for a few minutes until warmed through, or simply serve them at room temperature.

Cherry bars are a delicious dessert that can be enjoyed year-round. Whether you use pre-made pie filling or make your own from scratch, these bars are easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser.

By following the proper storage techniques, you can keep your cherry bars fresh and tasty for days or even weeks after baking. So go ahead and try out this recipe for cherry bars, and share this delectable treat with your loved ones.

Yield: 15

Cherry Bars Recipe

a textured piece of cherry bar

This cherry bars recipe is a delicious and easy dessert that is sure to be a hit for any event. Try today if you have a craving for a good dessert. Make them for any event, or to enjoy for yourself!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • Bars:
  • 2 sticks butter, soft
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 can cherry pie filling
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper

    In a mixing bowl beat butter, sugar, and salt until smooth

    Add in eggs then extracts

    Gradually add in flour

    Spread ¾ of the mixture onto the prepared sheet pan

    Spread the cherry pie filling over the mixture

    Drop remaining dough mix by teaspoons on top of the pie filling

    Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown on top

    Cool completely

    In a small bowl mix the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over the cooled bars

    Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 448Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 274mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 5g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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