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Cherry Squares with Cream Cheese Glaze

Make these Cherry Squares topped with a homemade cream cheese glaze for a great dessert or snack.   This easy Cherry Square recipe uses canned cherry pie filling.

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Now what could be more American than apple pie?  Cherry squares that’s what.  These scrumptious treats are one of our favorite pastries and it’s one of the easiest to make.  There is no reason to go out and buy a mix nor a prepackaged pastry.  You can have make your own with this Cherry Square recipe.  And it’s topped with a cream cheese glaze that is out of this world.   

 

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These cherry square is made using a homemade recipe and can be ready to eat in under an hour.  You could serve these cherry squares for breakfast, brunch, after school snack or even as a dessert.  

 

What is in this Cherry Square recipe:

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 21-ounce can cherry pie filling

Ingredients for the cream cheese glaze:

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

 

How to Make Cherry Squares:

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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 8×8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray .  In a medium size bowl, combine the flour and salt then set aside.

 

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Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat to combine completely.

 

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Add the dry ingredients into the butter egg mixture and mix until very well combined.

 

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Spread about two-thirds of the batter over the bottom of your 8 X 8 pan.  Use your fingers to press the dough into the pan, making sure the dough is spread evenly.

 

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Pour the cherry pie filling over the prepared batter and gently spread evenly.

 

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Spoon the reserved crust dough over the top of the pie filling in pieces.  Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until the top crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.  Remove from oven and place on rack to cool. 

 

To make the cream cheese glaze:

 

cream cheese glaze, adding the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla

 

While the cherry squares are cooling, make the glaze by beating together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and two tablespoons of milk until smooth. Add more milk if needed.

 

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When the cherry squares are cooled completely, drizzle the cream cheese glaze over the top and cut into nine squares.

 

 

Serve each one straight from the pan. They will stay fresher and more moist by leaving them in the pan. 

 

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Cherry Squares with Cream Cheese Glaze

Make these Cherry Squares topped with a homemade cream cheese glaze for a great dessert or snack. This easy Cherry Square recipe uses canned cherry pie filling.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry square, Cherry Squares, cream cheese glaze
Servings: 9
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Evelyn

Equipment

  • 8 X 8 pan

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 21-ounce can cherry pie filling

Ingredients for the cream cheese glaze:

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 8×8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray . In a medium size bowl, combine the flour and salt then set aside.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat to combine completely.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the butter egg mixture and mix until very well combined.
  • Spread about two-thirds of the batter over the bottom of your 8 X 8 pan. Use your fingers to press the dough into the pan, making sure the dough is spread evenly.
  • Pour the cherry pie filling over the prepared batter and gently spread evenly.
  • Spoon the reserved crust dough over the top of the pie filling in pieces. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until the top crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Remove from oven and place on rack to cool.

To make the Cream Cheese Glaze

  • While the cherry squares are cooling, make the glaze by beating together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and two tablespoons of milk until smooth. Add more milk if needed.
  • When the cherry squares are cooled completely, drizzle the cream cheese glaze over the top and cut into nine cherry squares
  • Serve each cherry square straight from the pan. They will stay fresher and more moist by leaving them in the pan

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 451IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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