Cherry Pie Bars

A cookie crust is layered with tart cherry pie filling and topped with more crust and a sweet glaze. A perfect alternative to pie!

Cherry Pie Bars

Whenever my husband’s birthday rolls around, he always asks for pie instead of birthday cake. Last year I made him Semi-Homemade Apple Pie and he was in heaven. I wasn’t at all surprised when he told me that National Pie Day was his favorite food holiday! To celebrate, I’ve made a yummy Cherry Pie Bars recipe that I’m so excited to share. It’s a goody!

Cherry Pie Bars

These bars have a sweet cookie crust, a layer of cherry pie filling, and more cookie crust on top. And I can’t forget about the decadent glaze on top! These are such a yummy alternative to pie.

Cherry Pie Bars

Yield: 9-12 bars

Serving Size: 1 bar


  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 (21oz) can cherry pie filling
  • Glaze
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar


  1. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish with aluminum foil. Lightly spray it with cooking spray; set aside. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar. Scrape the bowl and add eggs one at a time; add vanilla and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together baking powder and flour. Slowly add flour mixture to the butter mixture. Remove 1/2 c. of the dough and set aside.
  4. Press remaining dough into prepared baking dish. Pour cherry pie filling over dough and spread to cover. Drop remaining 1/2 c. dough over the pie filling.
  5. Bake 50-55 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  6. Prepare glaze by whisking milk and powdered sugar with a fork. Drizzle glaze over cooled bars. Cut and serve.

So yummy! If you’re a fan of cherry pie, you definitely need to try these bars.

Cherry Pie Bars


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Cherry Pie Bars


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