Charleston Cherry Bars

Charleston Cherry Bars
These bar cookies feature a buttery crust and meringue-like top filled with chopped maraschino cherries and pecans.
Makes 24
Prep 20 m
Bake 30 m



  1. 1 of 5 Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with butter or shortening.
  2. 2 of 5 In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a medium-size bowl, cream butter and granulated sugar about 2 minutes. Add 1 of the eggs and 1 egg yolk, reserving white. Mix well. Add vanilla and almond extracts. Blend in flour mixture until smooth.
  3. 3 of 5 Scatter dough into prepared pan. Pat down evenly with buttered fingers or a rubber spatula. Set aside.
  4. 4 of 5 Beat reserved egg white to stiff but moist peaks in a medium-size bowl. Pat cherries dry with a paper towel. Stir in cherries and light-brown sugar until combined. Spread over prepared crust in pan. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  5. 5 of 5 Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Cool cookie completely in pan on rack before cutting into bars and serving.
Nutrition Information for Charleston Cherry Bars
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Per Serving: