Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cherry Squares



Cherry Squares ... Delicious buttery crust with cherries & almonds filling! I loved the beautiful pink color of the cherries in it. The crust was just perfect and the filling was little gooey. 
Maybe, this happened because I haven't used dried cherries. Perhaps, I should have dried the cherries completely on a paper towel before using. Anyhow, they were delicious ... a big hit for mummy & me! As soon as they were sliced, we ate two each :)

Cherry Squares
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 Recipe adapted from allrecipes

* Prep. Time : 20 minutes
* Cook Time : 45 -50 minutes
* Makes : 16 squares



Ingredients :

Crust :
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

Filling :
  • 2/3 cup canned cherries, pitted & chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Dusting :
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Method :
  • Preheat oven to 180 C. Butter an 8" square baking pan, and set aside ( I just used aluminum foil to cover the base & sides of the pan which makes it much easier to remove after baking ).
  • Combine butter, sugar and flour in a food processor, blend until crumbly and combined.
  • Using your hands, pat mixture evenly into the prepared pan to make crust.
  • Bake until firm and slightly golden, about 20 minutes.
  • Transfer to a rack to cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the eggs and sugar until well blended.
  • Combine flour and baking powder. Stir into the egg mixture.
  • Mix in vanilla, almonds and cherries.
  • Pour mixture over baked crust.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. 
  • Let cool on a wire rack.
  • Cut into bars / squares and dust with confectioners' sugar. 

"Happy Mother's Day to all"

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

    22 comments :

    1. Looks so very inviting dear... Happy mother's day to u...

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    2. you have outdone yourself with these absolutely delicious looking sweet treats Ambreen :) Happy Mothers Day to you :) xoxo priya

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    3. These squares are lovely..I love the gooey insides..looks bright.

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    4. attractve and inviting
      happy mother's day to u

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    5. Wonderful dessert! Best with cup of tea... yummmm

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    6. Delicious looking squares.perfect for kids to relish.

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    7. lovely dessert! happy mother's day!

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    8. Thank you so much everyone for your kind words & appreciation :)

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    9. Yumm, wat a beautiful and scrumptious cherry squares..yumm!

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    10. my my looks mouthwatering ~ neatly done n they sound really addictive :)
      Happy Mother's day !
      US Masala

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    11. Just drooling over that delicious cherry squares,simply inviting..Happy Mother's day...

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    12. Lovely and yummy. Thay look perfect.

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    13. Looks really delicious..yummy

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    14. Thank you girls for your sweet words :)

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    15. lovely looking squares ambreen- yum

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    16. Drooling over the squares. so yummy.

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    17. Thank you Priya. Glad you liked it :)

      Thank you Radhika for visiting & joining me as a follower. Glad to hear from you :)

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    18. Oh my, those squares look utterly delicious! Tempting me already!!

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    19. These really are beautiful. If they taste half as good as they look you have a winning recipe on your hands. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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    20. Thank you all for your encouraging words :)

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    Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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