Luscious Fruit-Filled Bars & Squares
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
Cherry-Crumble Pie Bars
Apple-Cheese Slab Pie
Like a delicious stuffed Danish, this dessert includes sweet layers of cream cheese and apples between buttery puff pastry crusts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cherry Crumb Bars
Tart cherries balanced with a sweet powdered sugar icing make these start-with-a-mix bar cookies a fruit-filled favorite.
A delightfully tart cream cheese topper is the perfect accent to these sweet, doughy bars.
Sour Cream and Raisin Bars
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.
Sweeten the tart cranberry filling with a splash of pear nectar to add luscious flavor to these hearty nutmeg-spiced oat bars.