Monday, March 25, 2013

Cherry Almond Bars

These cherry bars were inspired from a few different images that i found on pinterest but the recipe i followed was originally made for berry bars. Because i had a can of cherry pie filling in my pantry, i thought i would try this way. No surprise, it's very good! Because it is not too soft you can easily pack it for lunch or dip it in a tea. I also decided to add almond powder to the recipe to keep it tasty.

Once you finished your preparation and are choosing which cake pan you will use, you can go for the classy cake pan and have a flat dessert that you will cut into squares. Or you can go for a long and high one (the one for banana bread) and then slice it: option that I chose.

If you serve it warm, you should definitly follow it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This is just heaven!


Ingredients
  •  ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 ½ cup flour 
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder 
  • 3 eggs, beaten 
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling 
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder 
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla 
  • ½  cup almond powder
Directions
* I made about 12 slices  
  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Speard butter on the bottom and flour. 
  2. Put soft butter into a bowl and beat it.  Add 1 cup sugar, 1 ½ cup of flour and baking powder to the butter.  Mix until fully combined: it can be hard at this moment, but no worries, the mix is going to be good. 
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla in the bowl and mix to combine fully.  Add in almond powder and mix. 
  4. Spoon 3/4 of the mixture in the bottom of the pan.  Place cherries and their juice on top of the mixture.  Add the mixture left over inbetween the cherries. 
  5. Place in the 200°C oven and bake until set (when toothpick removed is clean, and top has browned) about 30 minutes.  Do not over brown. 
  6. Allow to cool on a rack for 20 minutes.  Slice and serve.


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