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Cream Cheese Cherry Pie Crumb Bars

Layers of cream cheese and cherry pie filling sandwiched between crumb layers and drizzled with icing.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Total 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 20 to 24 bars
Calories 430 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

For the Crumb:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
  • 1 egg

For the Filling:

  • 24 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 42 ounces canned cherry pie filling

For the Powdered Sugar Glaze (optional):

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. Make the Crumb: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the butter, and then the egg (the dough will be crumbly). Press half of dough into the prepared pan and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until light golden brown. Set on a wire rack to cool.
  3. Make the Filling: In a separate large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and mix to combine. Using an offset spatula, spread the cream cheese mixture into an even layer over the crust. Spoon the cherry pie filling in an even layer over the cream cheese mixture. Crumble the remaining dough evenly over the cherry layer.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top is light golden brown. Cool completely before adding the glaze.
  5. Make the Powdered Sugar Glaze (if using): In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream and vanilla extract. Add more cream if you want a thinner glaze, or more powdered sugar if you want a thicker glaze. Drizzle over the bars and allow to set.
  6. The bars can be served at room temperature or chilled. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Cherry Pie Crumb Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 885IU18%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.