Quick and Easy Cherry Bars

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Here’s a Quick and Easy Cherry Bars recipe that comes together like magic. The recipe uses canned cherry pie filling and a homemade from scratch crust that is beautifully flaky and buttery. What makes these bars even more special is when the top layer is garnished with sliced almonds. You could also use pecans if you want. For the crust, you can use all butter in the place of shortening. You can serve a slice or two with a scoop of ice cream, a luscious custard filling or whipped cream for a rich, unforgettable dessert experience or eat them pain and it would still taste just as delicious. The flavors in this recipe come perfectly together using simple ingredients from your pantry and still yield a delicious high-end bakery-style dessert right in your kitchen. This easy cherry dessert recipe is a foolproof dessert recipe that you can’t go wrong because of how easy the instructions are. You don’t have to be an experienced baker and people at beginner’s level can also easily put out dessert recipes that are this straightforward and easy to prepare. Since this dessert is quite gooey when it’s right out of the oven, it might be a good idea to let it set completely at room temperature before you can cut them into bars. Plus, it can also get quite messy, so it’s best to wait.

In this recipe, you can add a layer of vanilla pudding to up the flavor. Perhaps a sugar-free pudding would be the best option since there is already sugar added to other ingredients and gain the overall balance of sweetness. You can also add frozen bananas to this yummy cherry dessert recipe to make the flavors more enjoyable and versatile. You can also add your choice of fruit like different kinds of berries, kiwis, peaches, pineapple bits, dark chocolate chips etc. You can also use other flavored pie fillings in the place of cherry pie filling such as strawberry or blueberry pie filling. This recipe is about modifying as per your taste and preference. If you wish to replace the homemade crust with other types of crust like Graham cracker crust or your any of your favorite flavors like Oreo cookie crust, it will give this recipe an excellent variation. You could also use crushed wafer crumbs, ginger snaps, ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits,' lady fingers, shortbread, or cinnamon flavored cookie crumbs will work just fine. You could also use Oreos, Sandies cookies, Honey Nut Cheerios, Sara Lee pound cake, yellow cake mix, Milk Arrowroots, soda crackers, etc.

Cherries are packed with Vitamin C and very high in dietary fiber. They are also cholesterol free with little to low saturated fats. Incorporating more fruits into dessert recipes not only adds a creative touch but also makes it healthy. The natural sugar in fruits helps in cutting down the amount of refined sugar that goes in desserts as well. Cherries create a great balance of sweetness and tartness yielding a rich, comforting flavor in dessert recipes. Fun desserts that are homemade and use cherries or any other fruits are incredibly refreshing as well.

Thank you to Judith Hannemann at the Bake At Midnight recipe blog for sharing this Cherry Dessert Cake Bars recipe with us. Do visit Judith’s blog for more easy dessert recipes. This Easy Cherry Dessert recipe gets better each time you make it because there are so many different variations of crust you can add to make your guests indulge as much as they want. Make this delightful dessert recipe with cherry filling today for your loved ones!

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