Venango County Recipe of the Day: Cherry Bars

| March 19, 2023

Venango County Recipe of the Day: Cherry Bars – Sponsored by Top Tier Federal Credit Union.

Whip up a pan of these festive bars in just 20 minutes with staple ingredients and cherry pie filling!


1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cans (21 ounces each) of cherry pie filling

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 to 3 tablespoons of 2% milk


-Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Gradually add flour.

-Spread 3 cups of dough into a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Spread with pie filling. Drop the remaining dough by teaspoonfuls over the filling. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in a pan on a wire rack.

-In a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, extracts, and enough milk to reach desired consistency; drizzle over top.

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