Cherry Bars
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Posted by Ameerali Habeebullah

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 cans cherry pie filling (21 oz each)
Glaze:
1 cup confectionersí sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 almond ext
2 - 3 tbsp milk
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in vanilla and almond extract.
Combine flour and salt, and gradually add to the creamed mixture just until combined.
Spread 3 cups of batter into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in baking pan, spread with pie filling.
Drop the remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over filling.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack.
Combine the glaze ingredients, drizzle over the top. Cut into bars.

Yields 5 dozen.

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