Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cherry Bars

Cookbook Recipe # 22

I was going through some of my cookbooks this last weekend looking for what recipes I am going to post for each one. I was looking though my community cookbooks. I am sure everyone has at least one of these at home. I tend to forget about these cookbooks I think because they do not have any pictures. I just love looking at the pictures in all my cookbooks. Although they do not have pictures, they should not be forgotten because the community cookbooks a lot of times have some of the best recipes there are. Recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Recipes that you know have been made over and over again by several family members.

When looking through some of my community cookbooks I found a recipe that I have been looking for, for a very long time: Cherry Bars. I remember several different people having these at parties. Mostly I remember my piano teacher Karla always having these bars after our piano recitals. I got so excited after the recital to get to have at least one of the cherry bars. I was so excited when I came across this recipe and knew I had to make them right away!

Cherry Bars
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1 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 can cherry pie filling
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a stand mixer, combine margarine and sugar until well blended. Add remaining ingredients, except pie filling and mix well.

Pour half of batter in a greased 9 x 13 baking pan. Top with pie filling. Then top with remaining batter by spoonfuls over filling.

Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Top with powdered sugar.

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This recipe is linked on: Full Plate ThursdayLink it up ThursdayCreative ThursdayFantastic Thursday Wicked Good Wednesday Wednesday ExtravaganzaWhat's Cooking WednesdayCast Party WednesdayWhimsy Wednesday


  1. Hi Stephanie, I'm stopping by from Full Plate Thursday. Your cherry bars looks delightful! Just like you, I love cooking and baking from my ever increasing cookbooks. One is on the way even as I'm writing this! Great to know your site, happy to follow you! Have a lovely weekend!

  2. We will just love your Cherry Bars, they look awesome! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Oh they look amazingly delicious!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there this week again :)

  4. Stephanie,
    These looks super delicious. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.