Desserts

Almond Cherry Squares

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I'm usually a fresh-cherries-only-type-of-gal, but these tasty morsels force me to make a definite exception to my rule. There are no actual almonds involved...only almond extract, which lends a subtle, irresistible flavor to the bars, cherry topping, and glaze. The cherries are little tasty treasures nestled into a soft, sweet, and heavenly shortbread-like base. It's a very visually-pleasing, crowd-pleasing confection.

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Base:
1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1/2 t. almond extract
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
3 c. flour

Cherry Topping:
1 can cherry pie filling
1/2 t. almond extract

Glaze:
1 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 T. milk
1/2 t. almond extract
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each one. Add almond extract, vanilla, baking powder and salt and mix slightly. Add flour, one cup...
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Nutritions

Calories
250

Sodium
51mg
2% DV

Fat
11g
18% DV

Protein
3g
6% DV

Carbs
31g
10% DV

Fiber
1g
5% DV