Cherry Pie Bars!  Cherry Pie is made extra easy by turning the rich and buttery crust into bars layered with a sweet and tart cherry pie filling.  Drizzle with a little cream cheese glaze and you will have a new favorite dessert you will want to make again and again! Cherry Pie Bars! Cherry Pie is made extra easy by turning the rich and buttery crust into bars layered with a sweet and tart cherry pie filling. Drizzle with a little glaze and you will have a new favorite dessert you will want to make again and again!

Hey y’all!  Are you in full Holiday mode yet?  These Cherry Pie Bars are the perfect holiday dessert.  The bright festive color of the cherry filling just screams Christmas to me.  And if you have a fear of making pie, (which I did for many, many years, so no judging here) this is the perfect solution!  These bars are so quick and easy to make.  And honestly, I think they taste even better than a traditional pie!  Because y’all…the crust is so dang good.  It’s rich and buttery and just the right amount of sweet. 
Cherry Pie Bars! Cherry Pie is made extra easy by turning the rich and buttery crust into bars layered with a sweet and tart cherry pie filling. Drizzle with a little glaze and you will have a new favorite dessert you will want to make again and again!

I got the idea for these bars from an old Better Homes & Garden magazine that I have.  It’s only a couple of years old.  But I’m pretty sure I’ve told you that I hoard food magazines.  I topped these bars with an easy to make cream cheese glaze which really put them over the top!

Cherry Pie Bars! Cherry Pie is made extra easy by turning the rich and buttery crust into bars layered with a sweet and tart cherry pie filling. Drizzle with a little glaze and you will have a new favorite dessert you will want to make again and again!

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Cherry Pie Bars

Cherry Pie Bars! Cherry Pie is made extra easy by turning the rich and buttery crust into bars layered with a sweet and tart cherry pie filling. Drizzle with a little cream cheese glaze and you will have a new favorite dessert you will want to make again and again!

Ingredients

Cherry Pie Bars

  • 1 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • cup white granulated sugar
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 (21 ounce) cherry pie filling

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbsp milk

Instructions

Cherry Pie Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with non stick spray and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat the butter until smooth and creamy.
  • Add in the sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Add in the baking powder and salt.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla extract, mix until combined. Scrape the side of the bowl as needed.
  • Mix in the flour one cup at a time until combined.
  • Set aside about 1 cup of the dough and with the remaining dough press into the bottom of the baking pan. Dough will be slightly sticky. Just press it down with a rubber spatula or fingers.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top with cherry pie filling.
  • Top with spoonfuls of remaining dough.
  • Bake for another 30 minutes until the top is just turning golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes prior to cutting into bars and serving. Top with cream cheese glaze.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • Place all ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stir until smooth and creamy. Add milk or powdered sugar as needed to get desired consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 455kcal, Carbohydrates: 64g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 92mg, Sodium: 209mg, Potassium: 73mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 40g, Vitamin A: 667IU, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 2mg
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