Go Back
+ servings

Cherry Bars

Yummy cherry-topped buttery bars are the perfect dessert and are easy to make too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time42 mins
Total Time57 mins
Course: cakes, cookies, desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bar cookies, cakes, cherry dessert
Servings: 12 -18
Calories: 536kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 21 ounce cans cherry pie filling see NOTES
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds optional


  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 3 - 4 teaspoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  • Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla until combined.
  • Mix in the flour.
  • Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the dough.
  • Spread remaining dough in the bottom of an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Spread pie filling over crust in pan. Spoon reserved dough into small mounds on top of pie filling. Sprinkle with nuts, if using.
  • Bake about 30 minutes more or until top is light brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Drizzle top with icing. Cool completely.
  • To make icing, mix the confectioner's sugar and extract in a small bowl. Add just enough of the milk to make a smooth icing that will drizzle.


Any fruit flavored pie filling can be substituted


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 412IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg