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Cherry Pie Bars with Buttermilk Glaze

Cherry Pie Bars with Buttermilk Glaze is made from an easy homemade soft butter cake and topped with canned cherry pie filling with a drizzled buttermilk glaze.


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 21 ounce cans cherry pie filling
  • glaze
  • 2 cups powered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons buttermilk


  • Cream softened butter, sugar, and salt with a electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, and beat after each addition.  
  • Mix in extracts.
  • Gradually mix in flour.
  • Reserve 1/3 of the dough.
  • Spread remaining 2/3s of the batter evenly in a buttered  10x15 rimmed baking sheet.
  • Spread pie filling evenly over batter.
  • Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls onto pie filling.
  • Bake approximately 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove pan from oven and place on a wire rack. Cool completely.
  • make the glaze:
  • Add powdered sugar, melted butter, and extracts to a small bowl. Stir together.  Add buttermilk, one tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached. 
  • Drizzle over bars. 
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