Why Cherry Pie Bars?This is cherry pie made into an easy recipe that's sure to become a family favorite! With a golden brown crust and loads of cherry flavor, this Cherry Pie Bar recipe is one delicious dessert.
Reason 1 to try Pie Bars
– This particular recipe is the perfect way to serve pie without the hassle of making homemade pie crust
Reason 2 to try Pie Bars
– Can be made using fresh or frozen cherries to make a homemade cherry pie filling
Reason 3 to try Pie Bars
–Makes delicious bars that do not require forks, knives, serving utensils or even plates!
For this recipe, the cookbook suggests using two 16-ounce bags of frozen cherries. I actually made these with just over one pound (16+ ounces) of fresh cherries and they came out perfectly.
As the recipe states, these cherry pie bars need to cool completely before they're sliced into bars. You can slice them into 12 very large bars or 24 smaller bars.
Can you substitute a graham cracker crust?
The best part of this recipe is that buttery crust and topping. I would not recommend substituting a graham cracker crust here.
Can you add a glaze over the crust?
Yes! A delicious cream cheese glaze can be drizzled on top of the cooled bars. Whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract plus 2 tablespoons milk.
How can these cherry pie bars be stored?
Once the bars are cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. Store in the fridge for up to one week and freeze for up to 3 months.