Monday, May 20, 2013

Cherry Pie Bars

Won't you join me for some tea and cherry pie bars? I have an extra plate, fork and cup for you!  I am using my everyday Mikasa English Countryside and our wedding silverplate,  Rogers Bros. Reflections pattern.  I decided to take the flatware out of it's case and use it every day and enjoy it. 

I'm using my tiny wagon with my vintage-looking teddy bear, which is sitting on one of my new towels from Marsha, at  I also used one of the towels on my table. The little plaque is from the $Tree.
I found this recipe at and had to give them a try. The base of the bars is a soft batter and it tastes like a wonderful soft sugar cookie.  These would be a great addition to a Memorial Day potluck. Here's my slightly adapted version and they were a big hit at our house!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling (I only used 1 can)

  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-3 T. milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Gradually add flour.

  • Spread 3 cups batter into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Spread with pie filling. Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over filling. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

  • In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, extracts and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over top. Yield: 5 dozen.  (I cut mine in larger sizes!!)

I am sharing this with:

               Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Mmmmmmmm, I think I need to make these, Kitty. I have a neighbors' get together this weekend, this and a blueberry crumb cake, perfect for Memorial weekend! xo

  2. Yum! Another delicious post, Kitty! I love your white china and silverware. And that tiny wagon is just adorable with the little bear sitting in it. Very cute! I will be trying these bars too. My boys are coming home the first of June and I know these would be a hit. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea.


  3. Mmmm... this is one of my favorites :) Yours look so very delicious! And your wagon with the bear is adorable!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs to you!

  4. Oh yummy Kitty! I am trying not to bake too much these days, with only 2 of us I end up eating more than I should. I plan to take recipes like yours (and my rhubarb cake) and cut then in half for a smaller pan. :-)

  5. These do look delicious and I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't love them!

  6. What a darling presentation, Kitty! I bet these are scrumptious, too. I'll copy down the recipe for future reference, for sure.

    I used to make a cherry pecan bar type cookie a loooooong time ago. It called for a box of DRY German Chocolate Cake topping & they don't make it anymore. Everything is pre-made in the cans & it is not the same. I need to try to duplicate those as I remember getting rave reviews for them.
    Thanks for jogging my memory about that recipe & for sharing yours, too.


  7. I love the patriotic post! The wagon and bear are adorable! The cherry pie bars look wonderful. Have a wonderful week ;o) xo

  8. What a lovely post! Love all your cute accessories, and recognized your new towel right away. =) Looks like a fantastic recipe too. Planning to print it and try these soon. Thanks so much for sharing...your little wagon, bear...everything is just adorable! XO

  9. Cute setting, I love red, white and blue! Also lovin' the cherry pie bars and great sweater your Teddy is wearing:@)

  10. Love the red, white and blue combo. The cherry pie bars looks wonderful.
    Beautiful shots too!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    Greetings from Singapore...

  11. How pretty to set your table with red, white and blue. The bear in the wagon is just so cute with the heart sign. Your cherry pie bars are the perfect recipe for the Memorial Day weekend. From the photo you will be making this treat again for it looks so delicious!


  12. Yum!! The bars looks wonderful and I love your vignette, Kitty. We have a thing for Teddy bears around here, although they are packed away. My son collected them, when he was quite young and, then, developed allergies! I still secretly want to buy every cute one I see - love them. I, also, love your little wagon - darling!!

  13. Hi Kitty,

    These cherry pie bars look delish and perfect for a Memorial Day celebration. I love the little vignette on your table. The miniature Radio Flyer wagon is darling, and so is your bear. He looks like a Bearrington Bear. Your new tea towels are really pretty and patriotic!

    I hope you have a wonderful day, Kitty!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  14. Love that little wagon and bear and your bars sound soooooooooooooooo good. Thanks tons for sharing the recipe and joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  15. Hi Kitty. This is a sweet vignette and the recipe for the cherry pie bars sounds delicious. Blessings, Pamela

  16. The little bear in the wagon is adorable! Your cherry pie bars look fan-tabulous!!! Taste of Home has some really excellent recipes. Thanks for sharing. I want to give these a try!

  17. Kitty, what a darling tea this week! I love the little wagon with the teddy bear, so cute! The recipe sounds great! I love anything made with cherries. Thanks for another yummy recipe!
    Hugs, Nancy

  18. Hi Kitty,
    your teddy bear in patriotic decoration is a sweet center piece. The cake looks lovely. You always tempt me with your yummy recipes.
    Best greetings,

  19. This recipe looks like a keeper! Yum. That little wagon is adorable Kitty!

  20. Yum! You make the best treats, Kitty. Love your little vignette. Seeing this reminds me that I have one of those cute wagons stored away. I must pull it out and use it for a summer table. '-)

  21. Yum! You make the best treats, Kitty. Love your little vignette. Seeing this reminds me that I have one of those cute wagons stored away. I must pull it out and use it for a summer table. '-)

  22. Another very tempting recipe.. Goodness it really sounds amazing. Can you believe a lady snatched one of those cute wagons out of my hand at an estate sale last week! Ouch.. Now I even wish I had all the more. Cute bear too. he won my heart. So glad you are using your silver. It will only get prettier with age. Have a blessed and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. xo marlis

  23. Too cute! I have that wagon in storage. We bought it when our son was a toddler. You are the 2nd one I've visited with a cute! I have some of them too! Your patriotic design looks great and so does your recipe!

  24. Your wagon is just too cute! Love it and no I can't...yes I can, say I would love those Cherry pie bars!!!

  25. Hard to resist a little red wagon! Adorable!

  26. I am SO happy to hear you have freed the silverware!!!!! It doesn't like to be cooped up! Hooray! Free at last, free at last!!! :-) It has the perfect name, too, for this Memorial Day weekend: Reflections. As we reflect on what the soldiers who among the ranks of our military forces, both alive and departed, using that specific flatware is something of a silent tribute. Gotta dig that!!!

    I'm going to ignore your cherry bars. I stepped on a scale today. 'Nuff said! ;-)

    Have a great holiday weekend!!!!!!!!!

  27. Your bars look delicious Kitty and I love your little radio flyer red wagon! Wishing you and your family a Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  28. Oh Kitty I think that is just about the cutest post I have ever seen.

    Your little "Ode to Memorial Day" is just precious.

    And boy oh boy does that dessert look yummy. MMMMMMMMMMMM!!

    It was SO GOOD talking to you today.

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.


  29. OMG, I literally started drooling as I was looking at your pictures! This looks SO GOOD!!!!!!! Awesome recipe, I definitely have to try!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  30. What a great American dish for the Memorial Day Weekend! I love Cherry Pied but this looks so good. A must do recipe. My sister and I would love it if you would join us on BBQ Block Party-Linky Party, this recipe would be so good.

    Have a great Memorial Weekend

  31. So perfect for the 4th!


  32. What a sweet vignette to honor our brave service people! The bars look great too! I just bought some fresh cherries as they were on sale, I like to add them to the canned pie filling. I find they are making them with so few cherries in the last few years!
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day, Kitty!

  33. I'm all over this one! Thanks so much for the recipe. Happy Memorial Day! Cherry Kay

  34. Cute table...and there isn't much more patriotic than a cherry dessert and a Radio Flyer wagon, Kitty!
    Have a wonderful weekend,...

  35. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  36. Cute vignette Kitty. YUM, love cherries! Thanks for sharing this with SYC. Looks tasty and easy. Have a wonderful Memorial Day.

  37. Kitty - thanks so much for sharing these lovely bars at our Weekend Potluck table. Please come back soon.


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