Charleston Cherry Bars

Charleston Cherry Bars

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 2

    teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • ½

    cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1

    cup granulated sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1

    teaspoon almond extract

  • 1

    bottle (10 ounces) red maraschino cherries, drained and chopped

  • 1

    cup packed light-brown sugar

  • ½

    cup chopped pecans

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with butter or shortening. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a medium-size bowl, cream butter and granulated sugar about 2 minutes. Add 1 of the eggs and 1 egg yolk, reserving white. Mix well. Add vanilla and almond extracts. Blend in flour mixture until smooth. Scatter dough into prepared pan. Pat down evenly with buttered fingers or a rubber spatula. Set aside. Beat reserved egg white to stiff but moist peaks in a medium-size bowl. Pat cherries dry with a paper towel. Stir in cherries and light-brown sugar until combined. Spread over prepared crust in pan. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Cool cookie completely in pan on rack before cutting into bars and serving.


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