Cherry Kuchen Bars


Yummy cherry pie filling, sweet powdered sugar icing, and a delicious crust combine to create these unbeatable dessert bars.

Cherry Kuchen Bars
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
42 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
32 bars


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 21 ounce can cherry pie filling*

  • 1 recipe Powdered Sugar Icing

Powdered Sugar Icing

  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

  • 3 teaspoon milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°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.

Powdered Sugar Icing

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

You may substitute your favorite flavor of pie filling for the cherry pie filling.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

189 Calories
6g Fat
31g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 189
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 40mg 1%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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