Cherry Pie Bars

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These are the best cherry pie bars made with a buttery shortbread crust and the most delicious Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Fruit Filling. The bars are topped with a delicious cream cheese glaze. These bars are perfect for all occasions! 

cherry pie bars

What makes our cherry pie bars so amazing is that they are made with Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Fruit Filling. If you haven’t had Lucky Leaf filling, you’re missing out! Fruit fillings are great for making not only pies but a variety of desserts. They also make great dessert toppings for desserts too.

Lucky Leaf Cherry Fruit Filling

Lucky Leaf makes fruit fillings that are gluten-free, use real fruit, and have no high fructose corn syrup. They come in several flavors too like caramel apple, blueberry, peach, and even strawberry rhubarb. Find out more about Lucky Leaf and all of the products they make!

best cherry pie bars

Our cherry pie bars are soft, buttery, and not overly sweet. The cherry filling has the perfect amount of sweetness and it’s not overwhelming at all. The shortbread crust has flavors of orange and cloves, which pair well with cherries. Serve these bars with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Lucky Leaf Cherry Fruit Filling spooned over a bar

How to Make Cherry Pie Bars

This is an easy recipe to make, thanks to the cherry fruit filling. The dough is quick to mix together and the glaze can be whisked until smooth. Here’s how:

ingredients to make cherry pie bars

Ingredients

Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Fruit Filling 

Butter

Granulated Sugar

Orange Zest 

Vanilla Extract 

Cloves

Baking Powder + Salt

Flour

Glaze

Powdered Sugar

Butter

Cream Cheese

Vanilla

Orange Zest

Directions

In an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until combined

Add in the vanilla extract

Add in the flour, salt, and baking powder and blend on low until incorporated

Prepare a 13×9 baking dish by buttering the bottom

Divide the dough in half and place one half in the refrigerator and evenly press the other half into the bottom of the baking dish

Bake the dough for 10 minutes, then remove

cherry pie fruit filling spread over a cookie crust

Spread 21 ounces of cherry fruit filling over the top and then crumble the other half of the dough over the fruit filling.

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Bake for another 25 minutes. Note, that baking times vary. If you need an extra 5 minutes then that’s okay! You need to be able to check and tell when your bars are finished. 

cherry pie bars with cherry fruit filling

The top of the bars will have a slight, golden brown color and that’s when you know they’re done.

To make the glaze, whip all of the ingredients together in an electric mixer until smooth.

Drizzle the glaze over the cherry bars. 

Add a few more cherries, from the filling, over the bars to add a festive and delicious topping.

Tips for Making Cherry Pie Bars

Use high-quality ingredients when making these bars. 

Grease the pan well for easy removal. 

Room temperature ingredients are best.

Use Lucky Leaf Premium  Fruit Fillings when making these.

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cherry pie bars

Cherry Pie Bars

These are the best cherry pie bars made with a buttery shortbread crust and the most delicious Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Fruit Filling. The bars are topped with a delicious cream cheese glaze. These bars are perfect for all occasions!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 Bars
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

Cherry Pie Bars

  • 21 ounces Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry Fruit Filling , Extra can top the cherry bars.
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, super soft, room temp.
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

  • In electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until combined.
  • Add in the vanilla extract.
  • Add in the flour, salt, and baking powder and blend on low until incorporated.
  • Prepare a 13×9 baking dish by buttering the bottom.
  • Divide the dough in half and place one half in the refrigerator and evenly press the other half into the bottom of the baking dish
  • Bake the dough for 10 minutes, then remove
  • Spread 21 ounces of cherry fruit filling over the top and then crumble the other half of the dough over the preserves
  • Bake for another 25 minutes. Note, that baking times vary. If you need an extra 5 minutes then that’s okay! You need to be able to check and tell when your bars are finished. 
  • The top of the bars will have a slight, golden brown color and that’s when you know they’re done.
  • To make the glaze, whip all of the ingredients together in an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cherry bars. 
  • Add a few more cherries, from the filling, over the bars to add a festive and delicious topping.

Nutrition

Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 938IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg
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3 thoughts on “Cherry Pie Bars”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing cherry pie bars recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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