Thursday, March 3, 2011

Taryn's Cherry Bar Dessert

Here is the recipe for the Cherry Bar dessert I (Taryn) made for Tuesday
night. I had a few requests so I thought this would be the easiest
way to get it out there for everyone!

Cherry Bars

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

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.

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 (depending on how large you cut them!)