Luscious Fruit-Filled Bars & Squares

These fruit bar recipes are easy to make and full of fresh fruit flavor. There's a decadent dessert recipe for every season and palate, including apple bars and ginger-spiced rhubarb bars.

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    • Chewy Cherry-Almond Bars

      When you combine the chewiness of an oatmeal cookie with luscious cherry preserves, you're bound for a heavenly dessert. Finish off these easy bars with a mighty dose of almond crunch.

    • Five-Spice Pear Pie Bars

      A light orange glaze is the icing on the cake....literally. Flaky homemade pastry surrounds a layer of thinly sliced pears. Bold five-spice powder gives the filling just enough punch. You won't be able to resist these bars.

    • Fresh Raspberry Bars

      A decadent topping of cream cheese, goat cheese, and fresh raspberries makes diving into these bars a no-brainer. The lower layers aren’t too shabby, either—a melt-in-your-mouth combo of buttery shortbread crust and delectable raspberry jam.

    • White Chocolate-Nutmeg Bars

      Pieces of smooth white chocolate and a double dose of cranberries make a tasty, balanced twosome. The sweet and tart combo—not to mention the hint of nutmeg—will have guests lining up for more.

    • Tangy Apricot-Rosemary Streusel Bars

      Looking for a new dessert? Try these simple apricot delights. Canned apricots are juicy and tender, and they offer just the right amount of sweetness. The crumbly streusel crust gets a flavor upgrade from freshly snipped rosemary.

    • Blueberry-Crumble Slab Pie

      If you're a blueberry-lover, you'll flip for this simple slab pie. It's piled high with six cups of plump, cinnamon-spiced blueberries and topped off with a sugary oat crumble.

    • Strawberry-Rhubarb Bars

      A sugar-and-spice ginger icing balances the tart flavor of rhubarb in this classic bar cookie recipe. Fresh strawberries on top add more fruity flavor and extra sweetness.

    • Cherry-Crumble Pie Bars

      For all the goodness of homemade cherry pie in a cookie, try this tart bar. A hint of almond in both the filling and the crust lends extra-rich flavor.

    • Apple-Cheese Slab Pie

      Like a delicious stuffed Danish, this dessert includes sweet layers of cream cheese and apples between buttery puff pastry crusts.

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      Pear-Cinnamon Streusel Squares

      Substitute apples for the pears, if you like; the cinnamon-flavor sweetness of this moist bar blends well with either fruit. Drizzle the bars with powdered sugar icing after they cool for a beautiful presentation.

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      Frosted Apple Slab Pie

      A lightly spiced layer of apples turns two layers of buttery pastry into a slice of pie you can eat without a fork. Decorate these sweet bars with powdered sugar icing and a sprinkle of additional nutmeg.

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      Oatmeal Jam Bars

      Adding cream cheese to the batter makes these sweet-tart bars melt in your mouth. A sugary oat topping gives this treat the perfect crumbly texture.

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      Berry Slab Pie

      Purchased puff pastry makes it a snap to prepare this eat-with-your-hands berry-filled treat. Sprinkle the top with coarse sugar for a bit of sparkle.

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      Cherry Crumb Bars

      Tart cherries balanced with a sweet powdered sugar icing make these start-with-a-mix bar cookies a fruit-filled favorite.

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      Apple Kuchen

      A delightfully tart cream cheese topper is the perfect accent to these sweet, doughy bars.

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      Sour Cream and Raisin Bars

      Raisin pie fans will love these down-home bars featuring a buttery oatmeal crust and crumb topper. For other fruit flavors, substitute dried apricots, cherries, or cranberries.

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      Cran Crackle Bars

      Packed with cranberries, nuts, and white or chocolate baking pieces, these colorful bars make a sweet treat any time of year. Crushed pretzels add extra crunch to the crispy crust.

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      Cranberry-Pear Bars

      Sweeten the tart cranberry filling with a splash of pear nectar to add luscious flavor to these hearty nutmeg-spiced oat bars.

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      Our Best Bar Cookies

      These cookie bar recipes -- including creamy peanut butter bars, fruit-filled bars, chocolaty caramel treats, and more -- are irresistible, foolproof, and perfect for any occasion. The best part? You don't have to worry about scooping messy spoonfuls of dough, cookie by cookie. It's all in one batch! Simply fill a pan and bake 'em up, and you've got warm, fresh-from-the-oven bar cookies.
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