Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Dessert

I got this recipe a few months ago after tasting it at a friends house, but just got around to making it this weekend. It seemed like a nice valentine's day dessert. It makes quite a bit, but my little family has been loving it all weekend. The almond and cherry combination is delicious, and the crust is similar to a sugar yummy

Cherry Surprise Bars

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp almond extract
4 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 can cherry pie filling

Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and almond extract and mix well. Add flour and salt. Grease 10x15 pan. SPread 3/4 batter in pan, top with pie filling. Then dab remaining 1/4 batter on top.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes (I cooked it for 2 more minutes as it wasn't completely done), let cool 15 minutes.

Drizzle over top:

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 spoons of water (I added a little more water until the consistency was right)

1 comment:

  1. Ummm, yum?! Too bad I did all my grocery shopping today! I'm too big to go out again. You're an awesome cook, Liz.