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Cherry Almond Pie Bars

Cherry Almond Pie Bars are bursting with intense cherry flavor and paired with a toasted almond, buttery crisp crumble that shows off these sweet and tart berries to perfection!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16

Ingredients

Almond Crust and Crumble

  • 1.5 cups sliced (or slivered) almonds, toasted - DIVIDED
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup butter, shilled and cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, fresh grated or 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake almonds on a foil lined baking sheet for 7-10 minutes, stirring every two minutes until golden and fragrant.
  • Make the Cherry Pie Filling as directed and set aside.
  • Increase the temperature of the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place ONE CUP of the slightly cooled almonds into a large ziplok bag. Use a smooth sided meat mallet or a rolling pin to pound the almonds into smaller pieces. Do not pound to the point of almond flour.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the almonds and the remainder of the crust ingredients. Use a pastry cutter, sturdy forks, or two knives to cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles course crumbs.
  • Set aside ONE CUP of the crumble mixture and press the REMAINING crumble mixture into the bottom of a 9x12 greased cake pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Pour the cherry pie filling on top of the crust.
  • Dot the pie filling with spoonfuls of the reserved one cup crumble mixture and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of toasted almonds.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until the pie filling is bubbly and the crumble on top is golden.
  • Cool at least 15 minutes or more before cutting or serving. The filling thickens as it cools. Serve warm or room temperature.