January 22, 2014

Glazed Fruit Pie Bars

I got this recipe from my girlfriend Kylee (and she in turn found it at The Recipe Critic via Pinterest). She mentioned them one day so of course I had to try them.  She gave me the recipe and I got right to work.  The original recipe uses cherry pie filling but my son doesn't love cherries so I doubled the recipe and made the bars with apple pie filling and blackberry pie filling (for my husband). 

They got an A+ from my family!

GLAZED FRUIT PIE BARS

1 c. butter, softened
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract
3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling (2 cans may be used if you're a fruit lover)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light yellow in color.  Add eggs and mix well.  Add the vanilla and almond extract.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour and salt.  Add to the creamed mixture, 1 cup at a time.
Lightly spray a 15 x 10-inch pan with non-stick spray.  
Spread 3 c. dough evenly  on the pan. 
Spread the cherry pie filling over the top.
Drop remaining dough in little dollops over the top of the fruit.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool.

GLAZE
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 Tbsp. milk

Combine well and drizzle over the cooled bars.




THANK YOU KYLEE!



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