Sunday, November 14, 2010

Candise's Cherry Comfort Bars



These bars were a hit in the 80's, with a little updating the recipe works today. It is a yummy bar cookie that can be dressed up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of sweetened whipped cream. I like them with blueberry filling or apple pie filling, so many yummy options.


Candise's Cherry Comfort Bars
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 can cherry pie filling
Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla and eggs. Combine flour and baking powder and add to creamed mixture. Mix gently. Spread 2/3 of batter in a greased and floured bar pan. Spread pie filling on top. Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls on top.
Bake 350 for 35-45 minutes. Cool and drizzle with glaze. Top with 1/2 cup sliced almonds.
Glaze
1 1/2 cup powered sugar
3 tablespoons milk or cream
3/4 teaspoons almond flavoring
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12 comments:

Paul & Kaytie said...

I'm so glad you posted this recipe. It is similar to one my aunt made while I was growing up. I loved these cherry bars. I may have to make these some time this week.

megan said...

It looks so pretty and good for Christmas coming up!

Cakelaw said...

These are so pretty in their red and white.

Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitchen said...

I have a secret love for cherry pie filling, and I LOVE cherry and almond together. This recipe definitely looks like a keeper!

Kayte said...

Stealing this one, just so you know and all. I haven't gotten around to the TWD galette, but I am thinking I can make time for these over the weekend! ;-) They look wonderful and so pretty.

Anonymous said...

I love cherry pie filling! Somehow, this looks like a coffee cake to me. Would it be wrong to eat it for breakfast?

Nedra said...

I haven't had these in years. I will be making these for Christmas for sure! Thanks for the recipe.

Mama J said...

I'm not sure how I lived through the 80's never having one of these. They look delicious! :)

Jenn Erickson said...

Printing recipe right away...so excited....must have Cherry Comfort Bars....Mmmmmm

Cindy, can't tell you how excited I am about this recipe!

Thrilled to have you link up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."

Jenn

Jenn Erickson said...

Cindy, I finally had a chance to make and serve these yesterday. They were a HUGE hit! Definitely a new family favorite!

Thanks!
Jenn

FeltByRae said...

Okaaaayyy, this is not helpng my diet at all and you know what ? I don't care! they look so delicious and they have fruit in them right? Cherries are fruit. Fruit is good, I can eat these!

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