Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cherry Almond Bars

Here is a recipe I just ran across,it comes from a Gooseberry Patch cookbook. These are soooo YUMMY ...and easy too.
Cherry-Almond Bars

1 C shortening (I used those little Crisco bars that look like butter; one bar is 1 C)
2 C sugar
3 C all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon salt
21-ounce can of cherry pie filling
Blend shortening and sugar together; add next 5 ingredients and mix well. Pour (this is like cookie dough so you may have to use your hands to pat it onto the cookie sheet) 3/4 of the batter into a greased 15"x10" jellyroll pan; spread cherry pie filling over the top. Dot with remaining batter (I drop it by teaspoonfuls all over the top); bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Drizzle with Almond Glaze (below) while still warm; cut into bars to serve. Makes about 3 dozen bars.

Almond Glaze

1 C powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 to 3 Tablespoons milk (I only needed 2; start small)

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