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Cherry Bars with Almond Drizzle

Teresa Ambra
These luscious and mouthwatering bars just ooze with decadence. They're filled with fresh cherries and drizzled with an almond glaze that really amps up the flavor. These terrific treats are perfect for summer holidays like Fourth of July and Labor Day when fresh cherries are readily available.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Cookies, Brownies and Bars, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 178 kcal


  • 1 9x13" glass baking dish
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 pastry blender
  • 1 cherry pitter or sharp knife to pit cherries
  • 1 medium mixing bowl
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • 1 spatula



  • 1 1/2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter cold, unsalted
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups fresh cherries pitted and diced (measure after dicing fruit)


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. half-and-half or 5 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. almond extract



  • Stir flour, salt and granulated sugar together in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender until well blended.
  • Reserve 1 cup crumbs.
  • Pour remaining crumbs into a greased 9x13” baking dish and press down firmly.
  • Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  • Top with filling and reserved crumbs and bake an additional 50-55 minutes or until filling ingredients are set.
  • Cool completely before adding almond drizzle.


  • Whisk eggs, flour, granulated sugar, sour cream and salt together.
  • Gently fold in cherries.
  • Pour cherry mixture over top of baked crust layer.
  • Sprinkle filling layer with remaining cup of reserved crumbs.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until set.
  • Cool completely before adding almond drizzle.


  • Combine ingredients in a small mixing bowl with whisk.
  • After bars have cooled 15 minutes, drizzle icing over top of Cherry Bars with a fork.


NOTE: It is helpful to pat the cherries dry with paper towels before adding to filling mixture. This helps avoid excess discoloration.
NOTE: You can substitute milk or even water in the icing, but you probably have to cut the amount down to one or two teaspoons to achieve a thick icing.
NOTE: Don't forget to set aside one cup of crumbs for the topping layer.
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Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 74mgPotassium: 51mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 241IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cherries, cherry dessert, dessert
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