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Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article originally posted April 2014 with better photos and additional information.
Let me show you how to make cherry blueberry bars
Making the glaze for cherry blueberry bars
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Cherry or Blueberry Fruit Bars
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon 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 vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large mixer bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Gradually stir in flour.
Spread 3 cups batter into a greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly roll baking pan. Spread with pie filling. Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over filling. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
In a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, extracts and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over top.
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Katherines Corner says
what a wonderful family photo and your fruit bars look delish. Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ♥
Debbie Huffaker says
You need to open a pastry shop…yummy!
Alison Agnew says
Delicious! What a yummy dessert to make for loved ones. Such a nice photo too! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!
Just a little something from Judy says
No wonder everyone's schedules worked out to come together for the evening, those bars look amazing! This is definitely one of those recipes that I am going to save in my files, just in case some of my family can get together soon. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.
Oh my but they look like a treat! You'll have all of us drooling on our keyboards!
I love that you have such wonderful family gatherings. I copied this recipe over. I am always looking for easy recipes like this that I can do ahead and it will serve a crowd.
Thanks, Lorraine! xo Diana
So great to have family get togethers! The recipe looks wonderful too.
Cranberry Morning says
Nice family photo! And those bars look amazing, like melt-in-your-mouth amazing!
Nancy's Notes says
Okay, I want some now! They look delicious and I'm sure they were a big hit! They would be gone in a heartbeat at our house! Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe!
Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud says
No doubt this is very tasty and was a big hit:@)
Those do look good and I like both those flavors. It would be hard to choose between the two so I would have to eat one of each….lol
Maggie Ann says
Your fruit bars look so delish! I admire you…having a large family dinner and such a great family to boot! And being an awesome cook. I have a great cookbook collection but find myself making the same recipes in the crockpot and ahem….I admit…seldom tiring of them. Ah well, some of us are bound to miss the boat…lol. (like me, the hit and miss cook) =)