Cherry Kurchen Bars

Dear Chrissy  (adapted from Better Homes & Gardens)

Instructions:

½ Cup butter, softened
½  Cup shortening
1 ¾  Cups sugar
1 ½  Teaspoons baking powder
½  Teaspoon salt
3  Eggs
1  Teaspoon vanilla
3  Cups all purpose flour
1 21-ounce  Can cherry pie filling (or substitute your favorite)

Powdered Sugar Icing:

1 ½ cups powdered sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
2 to 3 tablespoons of milk (make a drizzle consistency)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350º degrees.

In a large bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder and salt.

Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.

Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Reserve 1 ½ cups of the dough.

Press the remaining dough on to the bottom of an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

Bake for 12 minutes. Remove, then spread pie filling over crust in pan. Spoon reserved dough into small mounds over pie filling.

Bake an additional 30 minutes or until top is light brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Drizzle with powdered sugar icing. Cut and serve.

 

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About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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