Cherry kuchen bars

What You’ll Need

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, shortening, and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly beat flour mixture into butter mixture until well combined. Reserve 1-1/2 cups of dough; set aside. Spread remaining dough in a 15- x 10- x 1-inch baking sheet.
  4. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and spread pie filling over crust. Spoon reserved dough in small mounds on top of pie filling.
  5. Continue baking 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is lightly golden. Let cool, then cut into squares.