Cherry Almond Bars

In the middle of a pie bar and a piece bar, these cherry almond bars have a delectable rich almond base and are overflowing with crisp fruits. 

A best aspect concerning summer is all the delectable natural product. I adore getting crisp blueberries, splendid pink watermelon and succulent peaches. In any case, my most loved natural product season is Cherry Season (capitalization required)! Consistently I wind up eating fruits till my hands, lips and shirt are shrouded in red juice and my stomach is shouting at me. Be that as it may, I never stop. They're my top choice – and to me, cherry season is my delightful, non-unpleasant, modest Black Friday. 

Possibly you're not as fixated on fruits as I am, but rather I guarantee you'll adore these cherry almond bars. They're in the middle of a morsel bar and a pie bar with the fruits becoming the overwhelming focus. The almond enhance combines impeccably and gives the bars a pleasant small something additional – yet the star of this generation is the fruits. 

Presently, I realize that heating with new fruits can be… well… somewhat of a torment. The hardest piece of this formula by a wide margin is getting the pits out of your fruits. I don't have a cherry pitter. I've heard you can utilize a baked good tip rather – however I simply utilized a touch of paring blade and got the chance to work. Your fruits don't have to look quite here, so there's nothing to stress over. 

Once your fruits are hollowed, it's smooth cruising. Time to put on your most loved tunes and begin your kitchen move party. You'll utilize a similar player for your base and garnish layers, which makes life really incredible and calm. 

To make the base and fixing, essentially whisk together the dry fixings – then cut exposed to the harsh elements margarine and egg utilizing a baked good cutter or simply your fingers. The blend will be somewhat brittle. At that point you'll press around 2/3s to 3/4s on the base of your dish, trailed by your cherry blend, then disintegrate the lay on the top. 

These should heat in your stove for 35 to 40 minutes – which is truly the main drawback of making these bars. You'll see the top begin to somewhat chestnut, and where the fruits are uncovered you ought to see the fluid gurgling. Mine took precisely 40 minutes. 

These bars would taste heavenly with a scoop of vanilla dessert, however my most loved approach to eat them is frosty, appropriate out of the refrigerator!

Cherry Almond Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
In between a pie bar and a crumb bar, these cherry almond bars have a delicious buttery almond base and are bursting with fresh cherries.
Course: Dessert
Servings9 bars
For the Base & Topping
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , cut into cubes and very cold
For the Cherry Layer
  • 2 cups pitted fresh cherries , cut in half (measuring after pitting)
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar ,optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F degrees. Grease an 8x8 inch square pan.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, ground almonds, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl whisk together the egg, vanilla and almond extract. Then, using a pastry cutter or fork, blend the cold butter and egg mixture in with your dry ingredients.
  3. Press 2/3s to 3/4s of the mixture into the bottom of your prepared pan.
  4. Toss your cherries with the granulated sugar, cornstarch and water. Then sprinkle evenly over the base layer, then crumble the remaining dough over the cherries. Optionally, sprinkle additional tablespoon of sugar on top of your bars.
  5. Bake in your pre-heated oven for 35-40 minutes. The top crumbs should be just lightly browning.
  6. Allow to cool completely, then cut into 9 large squares or 16 bite-sized.
Recipe Notes
Bars are best if stored in the fridge in an airtight container.
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