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Cherry Streusel Bars

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Ellen Borst writes from Park Falls, Wisconsin,'I combined my grandmother's apple crisp topping with a traditional cherry pie recipe to come up with these flavorful bars.'"
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 36 servings


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  1. In a bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. In another bowl, whisk the egg, water and vinegar. stir into flour mixture with a fork. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until firm and dry to the touch.
  2. Meanwhile, combine pie filling and orange peel; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and remaining flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Spread cherry mixture over crust. Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes before cutting.


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Excellent recipe- I was looking for a recipe that would remind me of what I often made in Germany, and this fit the bill! A couple of minor changes I made because I did not have all the ingredie...

Love, love, love this recipe. So easy, even my 12 yr old makes it herself. When I take it to gatherings, its the first thing to disappear!

I had an extra can of cherry pie filling lying around and I was looking for something to make with it. This recipe was perfect - I already had everything I needed in my pantry. I was a little s...