It’s time to Fill the Cookie Jar with these delicious cherry almond bars. I’m excited to see what all my fellow bloggers made this month too. I had bought a bag of cherries for a great price and found this recipe was scrolling through Pinterest. They’re really good and easy to make. I was a little short in the amount of cherries I needed for this recipe, but they still came out great.
2 1/2 cups pitted cherries, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp cornstarch
1 cup flour
1/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg yolk
1 tsp almond extract
1 stick unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Stir to combine and set aside to macerated. Using a food processor, pulse the flour, almond meal, sugar and salt together. Add the egg yolk, extract and butter and pulse until a dough forms and is crumbly.
Transfer half the dough into the prepared pan and press down to form a crust. Evenly pour the cherries over top of the dough. Crumble the remaining crust over the top.
Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.
Check out all the other recipes in this month’s reveal!
Source: The View from Great Island