Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cherry Squares

Each week Beth Fish Reads hosts the Weekend Cooking meme.

This recipe is from a 1973 church cookbook celebrating the church's 100th anniversary. My husband now works with the woman who submitted this recipe.

Cherry Squares

Beat together: 2 sticks of margarine and 1 tsp. vanilla. Add 1 3/4 c. sugar, beating until thoroughly creamed. Add 4 eggs (1 at a time), beating well. Sift the following into creamed mixture and mix until smooth: 3 c. flour, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1 tsp. salt. Spread into large, flat pan or cookie sheet, leaving 1 c. batter. Put 1 can of cherry pie filling over first layer; then dot with remaining batter. Bake at 350 degree for 45 minutes.

This has been a favorite of mine for years. I was first introduced to them at church gatherings and I looked forward to them after every service where snacks were served. Yesterday I made these for my Thirty-One party and unfortunately have plenty of leftovers. It is impossible for me to walk by the pan without taking a bite or two. Last time I made them was a while ago, and to make them a bit healthier I used only 1 1/2 cups of unbleached flour and 1 1/2 cups of wheat flour.


Beth F said...

I like to have go-to dessert recipes that a quick to put together. How can you go wrong with cherries?

Christine said...

Yum! Pass me a slice, please. :)

Thoughts of Joy said...

Thanks for sharing! My husband will LOVE this!

Heather said...

I could not walk by a dish of these without having a bite, or two, or three.