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Monday, July 20, 2009

Cherry Sheet Bars


Yesterday we had several family members over for dinner and I made something I haven't made in a while for dessert. I forgot how much we love these! I thought I'd share the recipe with you!

Cherry Sheet Bars
(from Karen Pedersen’s Aunt Carol)

Cream and mix well:
½ C. margarine
1 ¾ C. sugar

Add one at a time, beating well after each:
½ t. vanilla
4 eggs

Mix in dry ingredients:
3 C. flour
1 ½ t. baking powder
½ t. salt

Spread ¾ of the batter on greased cookie sheet (not a jellyroll pan. That’s too big). It’s really sticky so you almost have to pat it with a spatula to spread it.

Top with:
1 can cherry pie filling (large can)
½ t. almond extract

Drop rest of batter in small spoonfuls, hit and miss, over top of pie filling. Bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Icing:
4 T. butter
4 T. milk
½ t. vanilla
1 ½ - 2 C. powdered sugar

Drizzle icing over bars. If you like it melty do it right when it comes out of the oven. I like it more like frosting and wait until the bars are cool to put it on top. On the other hand, it is good served hot with vanilla ice cream on top too! Gosh, it's yummy any way! I think I'll go have a cherry bar!

10 comments:

Francis Family said...

Those look delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I am going to have to make these for sure!

Amy said...

Okay, so now that I am drooling!!! Hmmmm...............maybe you have some left for scrapbook tomorrow huh? Hee Hee, if it were my house they would have been eaten all in one day and mostly by Me! Sheesh. Hey thanks for the birthday wishes, you are so dang sweet. See you tomorrow girl!

Sheila said...

These look and sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Cathy P said...

Wow! I checked in to find your "Color Me Monday" project and I found dessert instead. I'm not complaining though because you solved a mystery for me. Have you ever tasted something that a "friend/relative" made and it was just so good that you asked for the recipe? Then when you made it it didn't taste anything like their original. Well, I have. My aunt loves to bake but she doesn't like to share her recipes with anyone. She should have just said so but instead she gave me the recipe but "forgot" an ingredient and adjusted the amounts of several others. We only figured this out after several of us compared notes about how our Janie recipes never turned out right. Well you, Karen, have solved one of our recipe problems. When I saw the subject of your post I just couldn't believe it. I am going to try these tomorrow and if they turn out I am taking them to Janie's next family gathering. I'll make sure she tries one and I will tell her the recipe came from Aunt Carol. I'll let her figure out who that is. (LOL)

Laurel said...

Sounds yummy!

Brenda said...

I am getting a good collection of "Karen" recipes. Yippee!! I can't wait to try this one!

kimber said...

Oh MY! I think I need to go have a cherry bar right now too. Those look scrumptious!!!

Mikalene said...

mmm Grandma Pedersen used to make these! I haven't had those in forever too! I think I will have to make us some too!

Jamie Harder said...

YUMMY! Think I might have to make these! Thanks for sharing:-)

mindy said...

I saw your recipe last night and I had to make them today. We have cherries on right now and so I stole some from the birds and made fresh pie filling to go in them. They are delicious and we will definetely be making them again. I needed something else besides pie to make with all my cherries - thank you!

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