Cherry Bars

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


Glaze


    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 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle over the top. Cut into bars. Yield: 5 dozen.


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