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Cherry Pie Squares


  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 21 ounces cherry pie filling


  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/5 cup cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Cream sugar and butter in mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Add the almond extract and beat well. Whisk together flour and baking powder. Turn mixer speed down to lowest setting and slowly add flour mixture until completely combined.
  • Spread half of mixture onto an ungreased 15x10 jelly roll pan. Spread pie filling over the top of the batter. Drop remaining batter onto the pie filling layer by spoonfuls.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Do not under bake. Remove to a wire rack.
  • Combine powdered sugar, cocoa, melted margarine and milk and drizzle over warm bars.
  • Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.