Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (2024)

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by Ali on April 4, 2020//This post may contain affiliate links.

Enjoy the delightful sweetness of Cherry Pie Bars, each bite a heavenly experience with a cake base that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe

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These adorable Cherry Pie Bars are summer sweetness in a bite. The cake base is heavenly. Not at all crumbly, it slices extremely well, which is sometimes not the case when I make cherry pies. To keep the top nice and light-colored, you may want to add a piece of tin foil over the top of the baking pan after about 20 minutes.

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Cherry Pie Bars

Yield: 12 Makes an 8x8-inch pan, about 12 bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes mins

Cook Time: 35 minutes mins

Total Time: 1 hour hr 30 minutes mins

Enjoy the delightful sweetness of Cherry Pie Bars, each bite is a heavenly experience with a cake base that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Ingredients

For the bars:

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 21 ounces cherry pie filling

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 Tbsp. milk

Tools needed:

Instructions

  • Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Beat in extracts.

  • In a separate bowl combine flour and salt. Add to the creamed mixture. Mix until combined.

  • Grease a 8x8-inch pan. Spread 1 1/2 cups batter into bottom of the pan. Spread with pie filling. Drop remaining batter on top of pie filling.

  • Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes clean. Cool on wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over the cooled bars.

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Ali posts family-friendly recipes at Jam Hands.

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    51 Comments on “Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe”

  1. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (5)

    Barbara Montag Reply

    Oh my those look good!
    thanks for the post

  2. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (7)

    Chloe Crabtree Reply

    Yummy, yummy and my husband just LOVES anything cherry!

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (8)

      Mom Spark Reply

      This is how I am! Even when I was a kid. 🙂

  3. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (9)

    Holly (2 Kids and Tired) Reply

    These look delicious. I’m always looking for non-chocolate desserts because my husband is allergic. These would be fun to try with different pie fillings.

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (10)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Awesome! Let us know if you try it!

  4. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (11)

    Hannah Reply

    This looks tasty! Thanks for sharing!

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (12)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Thanks for stopping by! Hope you like it. 🙂

  5. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (13)

    Joe Ann Maynard Reply

    How Awesome this sounds!!!!!
    I Love anything with cherries.

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (14)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (15)
      Me too, ha!

  6. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (16)

    Darcy Reply

    In the oven now. very easy to make can’t wait to try.

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  8. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (17)

    Pam Reply

    Making these for a wedding. Im hoping they taste as good as the pic

  9. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (18)

    Pat A Reply

    This is the second time making these cherry pie bars since I pinned the recipe. My family loves them. Today I made these in anticipation of company. Basic ingredients and I always keep cherry pie filling on hand. So easy and quick. My friend asked for the recipe too as she is going to make them for Valentine’s day.

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (19)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (20)
      This makes my heart so very happy!

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  11. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (21)

    Kerri Pauls Reply

    I tried these today, they were so good!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (22)

      Mom Spark Reply

      So glad to hear that!

  12. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (23)

    Kristan Reply

    This is a perfect recipe! I just made 6 large batches of it for a group of 100 and they were such a hit! Thanks!

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (24)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (25)
      I’m so glad you like them!

  13. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (26)

    Mary Reply

    I know these are tasty because it is the same recipe as Taste of Home. One minor difference in the sugar amount.

  14. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (27)

    Linda Reply

    These are absolutely delicious. I have made them and my whole family loves them. In fact I have to double the recipe because everyone can’t get enough of them.

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (28)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (29)
      This makes me so happy!

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    Barb Crouch Reply

    Can you double this recipe for a 9×13 in.pan??I How long would you bake it for?

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (31)

      Mom Spark Reply

      I’ve never tried it, but you could certainly try it for the same time.

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  18. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (32)

    Robin Campbell Reply

    Made these for our Christmas party. They were a hit! Reminded us of a name brand Cherry turnover. 5*

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (33)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Yes! So glad you liked it. 🙂

  19. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (34)

    Jill Reply

    These look great and definitely easy. However, if I wanted to TRY to make it even easier, do you think a box of cake mix would work?

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (35)

      Sue Westphal Reply

      I don’t believe it would work. I did make them.The “cake” part is dense buy not dry, reminds me of a lemon bar crust, but better. Those are my husband and I’s opinions.

  20. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (36)

    Bitsy Weber Reply

    I thought these were terrible, were gooey and unappealing.

  21. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (37)

    Susan Reply

    Is this recipe correct? What helps the batter rise? Thought recipe may be missing baking powder? Thanks.

  22. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (38)

    Rebecca Reply

    I made these last week for a sweet treat for my husband and they were really delicious! I over baked them a bit and was afraid that they would be dry. However, the cherry soaked into the crust overnight and really saved me. He actually hoarded them to take to work each day in his lunch. They are great and I will certainly make them again…thank you for sharing the recipe!

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (39)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Oh, yay! I’m so happy you enjoyed them!!!

  23. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (40)

    Nicole Reply

    These are super awesome! Everyone loves them. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (41)

      Mom Spark Reply

      I’m so happy to hear that!

  24. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (42)

    Janice M Winch Reply

    Very disappointed. I thought these were bland, at best.

  25. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (43)

    Mohit Sharma Reply

    Thanks for sharing it. I would love to make this for me.
    It looks really awesome.

  26. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (44)

    Heather Fiory Reply

    This dessert is so tasty and easy to make and I just had to try it!!! Thanks for the video that teaches a visual too it helped me so much❤️

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (45)

      Mom Spark Reply

      It’s my pleasure! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  27. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (46)

    Kathy Reply

    What is the nutrition value please

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (47)

      Kathy Reply

      What is the nutritional value for 1 piece please

      • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (48)

        Mom Spark Reply

        Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (49)
        I’m not sure, so sorry.

  28. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (50)

    Deb Reply

    Does this freeze well after made

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (51)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (52)
      I’m a believer that everything freezes well! I’ve never tried it with this particular recipe, though!

  29. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (53)

    joan Reply

    Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (54)
    used fresh sour cherries and created a cherry pie filing. Looks great!!

  30. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (55)

    Lucian Reply

    This looks tasty! Thanks for sharing!

    • Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (56)

      Mom Spark Reply

      Thank you for commenting!

  31. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (57)

    Sue Westphal Reply

    This was delicious! The only thing I changed was that I happen to have made and froze some cherry compote earlier this summer. I used 2 cups of that in place of the pie filling. It was delicious! I am going to use this cake base recipe for more fruit compote desserts.

  32. Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (58)

    Sumit Reply

    Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe.
    its really so nice.

Easy Cherry Pie Bars Recipe (2024)

FAQs

Do cherry bars need to be refrigerated? ›

Should I refrigerate cherry pie bars? Once the cherry pie bars are baked, let them completely cool before storing them. It is best to store in the refrigerator for three to four days long.

How do you doctor up a canned cherry pie filling? ›

A quick and simple way to give your canned cherry pie filling a homemade taste is to add more flavor. Use dried spices or flavor extracts to up the flavor without adding more sugar. Start with a teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract. From there, get creative with cinnamon, ginger, cloves or nutmeg.

How long can cherries sit out at room temp? ›

If you have room, it is suggested storing them in layers between paper or cloth towels. Properly stored, cherries will usually keep for about 4 to 10 days in the fridge. Cherries should only be left out at room temperature if being eaten within the same day.

Should cherries in syrup be refrigerated? ›

In this case, we're erring on the side of food safety: Once opened, we recommend tightly sealing jars of co*cktail cherries and storing them in the fridge. Some oppose refrigeration because it can cause the co*cktail cherry syrup to thicken.

Do you refrigerate bar cherries? ›

Do maraschino cherries need to be refrigerated? Yes. More detail above. Refrigerate once opened and place on the center shelf in front of all other fridge contents.

Do that's it fruit bars need to be refrigerated? ›

That's it. Fruit Bars are 100% natural, plant-based, gluten-free, non-GMO, and allergen-free, with no added sugars. They do not require refrigeration, and are shelf-stable for two years.

Should I store Cherry in the fridge? ›

Keep 'em cold! Cherries will spoil quickly if left out at room temperature, so you should pop them in the refrigerator immediately upon getting home from the grocery store. Once in the fridge, cherries can last for about a week.

Does cherry filling need to be refrigerated? ›

If using sour cherries, you will need to adjust the amount of sugar. I'd recommend starting about ¾ cup and working your way up if more sweetness is needed. Refrigerate leftover fresh cherry pie filling in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

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