Cherry Pie Bars

Or squares. I didn’t know what to call these. I love cherry pie but suck at making pie crusts so… This is a super easy, quick and equally delicious way of satisfying that crave. These are great for summer gatherings like picnics and bbq’s. Not a lot of ingredients but still feeds quite a few people. And you can use any pie filling you want! Blueberry, apple, peach, you want it? Use it! So let’s go! Start those ovens…

What you will need:

9 x 13 inch baking dish, greased

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
(1) 21 ounce can of cherry pie filling

For the drizzle: 

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Slowly add in flour mixture until combined.

Take about 1 1/2 cups of the dough out and set aside. Press the rest evenly into the prepared pan.

Evenly spread the pie filling on top.

Then dollop the rest of the dough over the filling. Bake for about 32-35 minutes and let cool completely before making the drizzle.

To make the drizzle, stir both ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over the top of the cooled pie. Slice into squares and enjoy! Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and you definitely have the perfect dessert!

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