Crumbled Cherry Drizzle Bars
Okay…this recipe is just the perfect sweet touch for when you need a little sugar fix. It’s not heavy, or overpowering.
Crumbled Cherry Drizzle is sort of mix between a cookie and a pie and a donut. It’s pretty hard to describe. At any rate, it’s amazing. It’s also just pretty darn easy to make too. I am pretty much a winner in my book if you have cherries…so, it goes without saying that it would fly for me. Then…top it off with powdered sugar icing…and whoa, I’ll take the pan please. This makes a pan of twelve nice size portions…but I’m not making any promises…one is most likely not gonna cut it. I know I had to refrain from digging into the whole thing. The only thing that saved me…and that whole pan of these bad boys…was the fact that I had already promised half of them to my daughter and son in law…and the other half to my hubby. The little things…and my hips were rescued! But no promises for yours.
1/2 Cup butter, softened
1/2 Cup shortening
1 – 3/4 Cups granulated sugar
1 – 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Cups all-purpose flour
1 21-ounce can cherry pie filling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer till well mixed. Slowly mix in the sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until the ingredients are well combined. Be sure to scrape the bowl occasionally to get all the ingredients incorporated. Add in eggs and vanilla , until combined. Beat the flower with the mixer, until it won’t combine it any longer, then finish with a spoon.
Remove 1 – 1\2 cups of the dough and set aside. Use the other portion of the dough to press against an un-greased oblong baking pan. Using powdered sugar on your hands will prevent the dough from sticking to them. Bake the crust for 12-15 minutes. Spread the pie filling over the partially baked crust and spoon dollops of the dough that was set aside, around on top of the pie filling.
Bake about 30 minutes or until the crust becomes lightly browned. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Drizzle the top with the All Purpose Powdered Sugar Icing. Cool and cut into bars.
These bad boys have the perfect ratio of crust, to filling to icing!
So there ya go. The cherry pie filling could be replaced with any fruit pie filling. I think these would be Amazing with strawberry or blueberry filling!