Christmas Cherry Bars: A Festive Delight

Capture the festive spirit with these Christmas Cherry Bars that are as delightful to make as they are to eat. The combination of a buttery base, cherry pie filling, and a touch of almond extract creates a treat that’s perfect for spreading holiday cheer. Follow these simple instructions to bring the joy of Christmas to your kitchen.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and almond extracts.
  4. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  5. Spread 3 cups of batter into the prepared pan, creating a smooth and even layer.
  6. Spoon the cherry pie filling evenly over the batter, ensuring it covers the surface.
  7. Drop the remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over the cherry pie filling, creating a rustic, textured appearance.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the Christmas Cherry Bars to cool on a wire rack, letting the festive aromas fill your kitchen.
  10. If desired, dust the bars with powdered sugar before serving for an extra touch of holiday magic.

Conclusion: These Christmas Cherry Bars are a delightful addition to your holiday dessert repertoire, combining the sweetness of cherry pie filling with a buttery, almond-infused base. Whether shared at festive gatherings or enjoyed with a cup of cocoa by the fireplace, these bars bring the warmth and joy of Christmas to every bite. Share the love and the recipe, and let the holiday spirit shine through!

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