Christmas Cherry Pie Bars

Christmas Cherry Pie Bars - Candy Coated Culinista

Christmas Cherry Pie Bars – Candy Coated Culinista

This Christmas I wanted to go the unconventional route and make a different Christmas dessert for once. I wanted to make a pie but not in a typical pie form and of course not using pumpkin or sweet potatoes as the main ingredients. Here are my Christmas cherry pie bars.

Yield/Serving: 12
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 55 min.
Difficulty level is: Easy

• ½ cup butter, at room temperature
• ¾ cup granulated sugar
• 2 eggs
• ½ tsp sea salt
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
• ½ tsp baking powder
• 541 ml cherry pie filling

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Spray an 8” x 8” pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
3. Using your stand mixer on low speed, cream butter and sugar together for about 1 to 2 minutes.
4. Add eggs, salt and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
5. Add the flour and baking powder and mix until just combined.
6. Press half of the dough into the bottom of the pan and reserve half the dough for the topping.
7. Pour pie filling over the dough base.
8. Drop small pieces of the reserved dough over top of the cherry filling.
9. Bake for 55 minutes or until golden brown.
10. Let cool.

Please Enjoy

My thoughts
I was a bit skeptical if the small pieces of dough would bake come together and not slide off the cherry pie filling; but it came together quite nicely. Its ooey and gooey and looks like cherry pie. I am posting this before I head out to Christmas dinner; so I have not received any reviews yet.

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