Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Recipe of the Week..."Cherry Almond Bars"

Hi! This week's recipe is a new one that I tried out on my workshop attendees this past Saturday. (They are so kind to be my "new dish" test panel!! Thanks, ladies!!) This dessert received thumbs up from everyone, so I thought I'd share the recipe with you. I found it while looking through the new Gooseberry Patch Christmas 10th Anniversary book that I recently purchased...I love, love, love the Gooseberry Patch books! If you've never heard of or checked out the Gooseberry Patch, click on the button to link to their website and sign up for their WONDERFUL newsletter!

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Now for the recipe...

  • 1 cup shortening (I used margarine, since that is what I had on hand)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 - 21 oz. can cherry pie filling
Blend shortening and sugar together; add next 5 ingredients and mix well. Pour 3/4 of the batter into a greased 15" x 10" jellyroll pan. Spread cherry pie filling over the top. Dot with remaining batter and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until top is a golden color. Drizzle with Almond Glaze, (recipe below), while still warm. Cut into bars to serve.

Yield: About 3 dozen bars.

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons milk
Stir all ingredients together until well blended.



  1. I will be making these for sure!! So many recipes ... so little time! LOL!

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