Cherry Crumb Bars
Oh my gosh, Cherry Crumb Bars are awesome. These lovely fruit-filled bar-type cookies are the ultimate in cherry desserts. These bars start with a crumb crust and topping. They’re filled with fresh cherries and almond and vanilla flavorings for maximum flavor. Then the topping is sprinkled with sugar before baking. Yum, yum, and triple yum.
It’s hard to go wrong with cherry desserts. When I was asked to be a #Canbassador for Northwest Cherry Growers back in June, I was delighted. While no money exchanged hands, I was given twenty pounds of delicious plump cherries to use as I desired. I made ten different mouthwatering and delicious recipes with the cherries. Many of the recipes came from peach dessert recipes I made three to four years ago when we had a stand of peach trees in our back yard. The conversion to cherry desserts instead of peaches was really easy. In most cases, I opted for almond flavoring instead of cinnamon or nutmeg. Everything turned out incredibly scrumptious.
Cherry Crumb Bars is the last of the ten cherry recipes to post. If you’re looking for some great cherry recipes, check these out. Cherry Crumb Coffee Cake – perfect for a summer breakfast. Cherry Cream Cheese Pound Cake – a mouthwatering dessert that’s moist and so delicious. These cakes were a big hit with my neighbors. Southern Cherry Cobbler – this was a treat for our Friday night care group. Cherry Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookies – I loved these cookies and they really just seem to dissolve in your mouth. Cherry Almond Ooey Gooey Blondies – these got sent out to John’s office where they were greatly enjoyed.
Cherry White Chocolate Chip Blondies – also got sent out to John’s office where they drooled over these jewels. Cherry Cobbler Cookies – taste just like eating Cherry Cobbler but in cookie form! Cherry Cobbler Bars – got sent with John for a visit he made. These were amazing. Cherry Pie Bars – were so scrumptious. These got sent to a friend when John visited him in the hospital after knee replacement surgery. Finally, these Cherry Crumb Bars got taken down the street to some new neighbors who just moved in. They were delighted to have such scrumptious treats after a hard day of moving into a new house.
Yes, cherries are wonderful in a dessert. You need to try one of these terrific desserts this summer. I recommend you make one of them before cherries become scarce in the grocery stores. And by all means, give these luscious, drool-worthy Cherry Crumb Bars a go. You’ll be so glad you did.
Cherry Crumb Bars are sensational.
Seriously, you’ll be drooling over these amazing bars after the first bite.
This delicious dessert is terrific for tailgating parties, potlucks or summer holiday fun.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the cherry layer.
Halve and pit cherries. Add lemon juice.
Place UNBLEACHED flour in a bowl. Add sugar, cornstarch, salt, almond and vanilla extracts. Stir well to combine.
Add flour mixture to cherries in bowl.
Stir to combine. Set aside.
I used these ingredients for the streusel/topping layers.
Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir well to combine. Cut in blender with a pastry blender.
Coarse crumbs will form after working the cold butter into the flour mixture.
Stir vanilla, almond extract and egg together in a bowl.
Pour egg mixture into flour mixture.
Stir with a wooden spoon and combine as well as you can.
Press half of the flour mixture into a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish.
Cover with cherry layer.
Sprinkle remaining streusel over top of the cherry layer. Pat gently so crumbs adhere to cherry layer.
Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
Bake at 375 for 45-60 minutes until mixture bubbles up around the edges of dish and crust is lightly browned.
Cherry Crumb Bars are so delectable.
If you enjoy cherries, this dessert is for you!
The gooeyness from the cherries is delightful. The wonderful flavorings from the almond and vanilla extracts make this a terrific dessert.
Here’s the recipe.
CHERRY CRUMB BARS
(My own concoction)
Cherry Crumb Bars make delicious treats for summer potlucks, reunions or grilling out with friends.
We loved this amazing dessert.
These bar-type cookies are ooey, gooey and delicious!
Better make Cherry Crumb Bars soon–before cherries go out of season.