Friday, March 15, 2013

From the YUMMY files....

OOH my stars.  This is a recipe that not only looks amazing, but tastes wonderful as well.  I tested this recipe that I found over at Taste of Home (my number one go-to for wonderful recipes)

This was easy to put together, with ingredients that are readily available in my pantry most of the time.  I am thinking, maybe next time I'll add a cream cheese filling as well, just to make these MORE sinful!

The bars in the photo were made with a 9x13 pan and they're thick!  

Tip: don't omit the almond extract, even add a dash more!  And be sure to add the glaze, it adds just the right amount of sweetness!

Here's your recipe :)



  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the extracts. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture just until combined.
  • Spread 3 cups batter into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Spread with pie filling. Drop the remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over filling.  You may use a 9 x 13 inch pan, just add 10 minutes or so to the baking time.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle over bars. Yield: 5 dozen

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