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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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