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Cherry Kuchen Bars

Yield: 32 bars
Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 42 mins Cool 10 mins
Cherry Kuchen Bars
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  butter, softened
  • 1/2  cup  shortening
  • 1 3/4  cups  sugar
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 3  eggs
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 21  ounce can   cherry pie filling*
  • 1  recipe   Powdered Sugar Icing
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the dough. Spread remaining dough in the bottom of an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

2. Bake for 12 minutes. Spread pie filling over crust in pan. Spoon reserved dough into small mounds on top of pie filling.

3. Bake about 30 minutes more or until top is light brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Drizzle top with Powdered Sugar Icing. Cool completely. Cut into bars to serve.

From the Test Kitchen
  • You may substitute your favorite flavor of pie filling for the cherry pie filling.
Powdered Sugar Icing
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  cups  powdered sugar
  • 1/4  teaspoon  vanilla or almond extract
  • 3 - 4  teaspoons  milk
Directions

1. In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla or almond extract, and enough milk to make a smooth icing of drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts (Cherry Kuchen Bars)
  • cal. (kcal) 189,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • chol. (mg) 27,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 31,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 17,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 146,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 84,
  • Potassium (mg) 40,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Other Carb () 2,
  • Fat () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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