Cherry Pie Bars: A Symphony of Sweet-Tart Bliss

Cherry Pie Bars: A Symphony of Sweet-Tart Bliss


Indulge your taste buds in a delightful medley of sweet and tart with our Cherry Pie Bars. This recipe encapsulates the essence of a classic cherry pie but with the convenience of a handheld treat. Get ready to embark on a journey of flaky crust, luscious cherry filling, and a crumbly, buttery topping.

Unlocking the Magic of Cherry Pie Bars

Creating the Perfect Base

The foundation of our Cherry Pie Bars is a buttery and flaky crust that cradles the vibrant cherry filling. This crust, reminiscent of a traditional pie, is a key player in delivering a satisfying texture and flavor.


A Burst of Cherry Goodness

The star of the show is undoubtedly the cherry filling. Bursting with sweet and tart notes, it’s a harmonious dance of flavors that plays on your palate. The use of high-quality cherry pie filling ensures each bite is a delightful experience.

The Crumbly Crown

Topping off our Cherry Pie Bars is a crumbly, streusel-like layer that adds an irresistible texture. It’s a symphony of butter, sugar, and flour, creating a golden-brown crown that crowns these bars with perfection.

Can I Use a Different Kind of Pie Filling?

Absolutely! While cherry is the classic choice, you can experiment with other pie fillings like blueberry, apple, or even a decadent mixed berry blend.

Can I Use a Different Sized Pan?

Indeed! Adjust the pan size based on your preference. A larger pan will yield thinner bars, while a smaller one will result in thicker, more decadent bars.

How to Store Cherry Pie Bars

Store these bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. For an extended shelf life, refrigerate them, ensuring they remain as fresh as the day they were baked.

Can I Freeze these Bars?

Certainly! Individually wrap the bars or place parchment paper between layers before freezing. Thaw in the refrigerator for a delectable treat anytime.

FAQ – Unraveling the Delicious Mysteries

1. Can I substitute fresh cherries for pie filling?

While it’s possible, using pie filling provides a consistent texture and flavor. Fresh cherries may release more juice, altering the bars’ structure.

2. Can I reduce the sugar to a less sweet version?

Absolutely! Adjust the sugar in the crust and topping to suit your taste preferences without compromising the structural integrity.

3. Can I add nuts to the crumb topping?

Certainly! Chopped nuts like almonds or walnuts can add a delightful crunch to the crumbly topping.

4. How do I prevent the bars from getting soggy?

Ensure the pie filling is well-drained before spreading it over the crust. This prevents excess liquid from compromising the texture.

5. Can I make these bars gluten-free?

Yes, you can! Swap out the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free alternative for a delightful gluten-free treat.

In Conclusion

Embrace the allure of our Cherry Pie Bars, where every bite is a celebration of fruity goodness and crumbly decadence. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, these bars are a testament to the joy of baking simplicity. Share them with loved ones or savor them as a solo indulgence—the choice is yours, and the pleasure is guaranteed. Enjoy the simplicity of a classic cherry pie in a convenient, hand-held form with our Cherry Pie Bars!

Cherry Pie Bars: A Symphony of Sweet-Tart Bliss

Cherry Pie Bars

Cherry Pie Bars. A symphony of sweet and tart flavors, these bars boast a buttery crust, vibrant cherry filling, and a crumbly topping.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 249 kcal


  • 1 cup of butter softened
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can 21 ounces cherry pie filling

For the Glaze (Optional):

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  • Cream Butter and Sugar: In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add Eggs and Vanilla: Beat in the eggs,
  • one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  • Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
  • Mix Dry and Wet Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Prepare the Base: Spread 3 cups of batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  • Add Cherry Filling: Carefully spread the cherry pie filling over the batter.
  • Top Layer: Drop the remaining batter in small clumps over the filling.
  • Bake: Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool: Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Vanilla Glaze (Optional):
  • Mix Ingredients: In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Drizzle: Once the cherry bars are completely cooled, drizzle the vanilla glaze over them.
  • Serve: Cut into bars and serve after the glaze has set.


Enjoy these scrumptious Christmas Cherry Bars as a festive highlight to your holiday season!
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