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Cherry Pie Bars

These scrumptious bars taste like cherry pie but with half the work!

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Cherry Pie Bars

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 16
Calories: 250kcal

Ingredients

For the Bars

  • 1 cup (227 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups (250 g) gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if included in flour blend)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 21 oz. (1 can) gluten-free cherry pie filling

For the Glaze

  • ½ cup (56 g) powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon (15.3 g) milk or heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x9-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray and line with parchment paper.
  • Add the butter and granulated sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy, scraping down the bowl as necessary. Mix in the vanilla and almond extract until incorporated.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt. Add to the creamed butter and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Press 2⁄3 of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Carefully spread the dough into an even layer to cover the bottom. A small offset spatula works great for this.
  • Top the dough with the pie filling. Drop the remaining dough over the pie filling by the spoonful – make sure you leave space between each spoonful of dough. It shouldn’t be fully covered.
  • Bake the bars for 30-40 minutes or until the pie filling is bubbling around the edges and the dough starts to turn slightly golden brown. Cool completely.
  • Once the bars have cooled, make the glaze by mixing all the glaze ingredients together.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the bars and let it set. Cut into 16 pieces and serve.
  • Store in the fridge up to 3 days or freeze up to 6 months.

Notes

I use Lucky Leaf Cherry Pie Filling in this recipe.
Use a metal pan for a crispier crust. A glass pan may require a longer baking time and the bottom may be softer.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Pie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 100mg4%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 445IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Bars Cherries Pie Shay Lachendro
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