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Sweet Cherry Almond Bars

Sweet Cherry Almond Bars

My local grocery store had a terrific sale on cherries recently so I grabbed a bunch. After getting our fill of fresh cherries, I chopped some of  them up and make these sweet cherry almond bars from a recipe I found The View From Great Island. The crust is buttery and full of almond flavor and the cherries were sweet and delicious. My kids both loved these cherry almond bars and so did my husband and I.

Sweet Cherry Almond Bars

How to Make Sweet Cherry Almond Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 baking dish with a bit of parchment paper, if desired. Lightly spray the baking dish and parchment with cooking spray.

Combine the cherries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and almond extract in a bowl; mix well and set aside.

Pour the flour, almond flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until well combined. Add the chopped butter, egg yolk, and almond extract; pulse until the dough is crumbly.

Press 2/3 of the dough in the bottom of the prepared baking dish to form the crust. Top with the cherries and their juices. Crumble the remaining dough evenly over the cherries then top with thinly sliced almonds.

Sweet Cherry Almond Bars

Place into the oven and bake until golden brown and bubbling, about 35-40 minutes, turning the dish halfway through baking. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack until cooled. Cut and serve. Enjoy.

Sweet Cherry Almond Bars

Sweet Cherry Almond Bars

Sweet Cherry Almond Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original by The View From Great Island

Ingredients

Cherries:

  • 2 ½ cups sweet cherries, pitted, halved & roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • Juice from 1/2 small lemon
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Shortbread Crust & Topping:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking dish with a bit of parchment paper, if desired. Lightly spray the baking dish and parchment with cooking spray.
  • Combine the cherries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and almond extract in a bowl; mix well and set aside. 
  • Pour the flour, almond flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until well combined.
  • Add the chopped butter, egg yolk, and almond extract; pulse until the dough is crumbly. 
  • Press 2/3 of the dough in the bottom of the prepared baking dish to form the crust.
  • Top the crust with the cherries and their juices.
  • Crumble the remaining dough evenly over the cherries then top with thinly sliced almonds. 
  • Place into the oven and bake until golden brown and bubbling, about 35-40 minutes, turning the dish halfway through baking.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack until cooled. Cut and serve. Enjoy.
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6 Comments

  1. These looks beautiful and delicious !
    Love cherries !

  2. delicious combination! i’m always after recipes for an 8×8 inch pan and i’m loving this one!

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