Cherry Squares

Cherry Squares

This cherry dessert is delicious, moist, and super easy to make. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. I enjoy mine with hot latte!

So that I can whip this up anytime, I always keep a couple cans of cherry filling on hand for when we need a dessert.

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Here’s what you will need and “how to” make these delicious dessert squares

Cherry Square Ingredients

How to

Preheated to oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a 9×13 baking pan by spraying with oil, or add about 1 tsp oil to pan and use a paper towel to spread over entire pan.

Metal mixing bowl sugar, electric mixing blades on edge of bowl. Melted butter to bottom left of picture and container of sugar to top left of picture.

Prepare ingredients. Soften or slightly melt butter.

Creamy blend of butter and sugar in a metal bowl.

In a large mixing bowl, blend sugar and butter using an electric mixer. Blend for about 2 minutes until creamy.

Creamed butter and sugar with egg added in a metal bowl. wooden bowl of 3 eggs to left side of metal bowl and container labeled flour to top left of metal bowl.

Continue to mix and adding 1 egg at a time to the bowl, blending with mixer.

Creamy blend of butter, sugar and eggs with vanilla extract added.

Blend in almond extract. Or vanilla extract if that is what you are using.

Blend in sifted flour 1 cup at a time until combined.

Cream-colored batter lines metal pan.

Spread half of mixture in bottom of prepared pan.

Cherry pie filling layer on top with batter on bottom in a metal pan.

Add both cans of cherry pie filling, spreading evenly.

Cherry square batter on top of cherry pie filling in a metal baking pan.

Then top with remaining dough, spreading evenly over cherry pie filling as best as possible.

Baked cherry square dessert, topping is golden brown.

Bake for 45 minutes or until top is slightly golden brown.

Cherry square dessert in a baking pan, pieces cut up, side view of dessert layers.

Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy!

How to store Cherry Squares

Cherry squares are best if stored in refrigerator as they will last longer. They can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about 2-3 days, but they will begin to get a bit soggy beyond that.

Conclusion

There is no doubt these are one of our family’s favorite desserts. Moist, flavorful dessert that presents like you slaved over it! For the extract, as stated above, you can use almond or vanilla extract. I usually use almond extract as it blends so well with the cherry flavor. But I also use vanilla at times and taste great also! Hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

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Blue Spirulina Chia Pudding – for recipe link click here

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A square cherry dessert with cake-like bottom and top, cherry filling in the center of dessert. Another square stacked to the back of first cherry dessert. Both on a white plate.

Cherry Squares

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 277kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Spray oil 9×13 inch baking pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, blend sugar and butter using an electric mixer. Blend for about 2 minutes until creamy.
  • Continue to mix and add 1 egg at a time to the bowl, blending with mixer.
  • Blend in extract.
  • Blend in sifted flour 1 cup at a time until combined.
  • Spread half of batter evenly in prepared pan.
  • Add both cans of cherry pie filling over batter.
  • Top with remaining batter.
  • Place in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until top is slight golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Cut into size squares of your liking.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 12servings | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg

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