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
 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!!!


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

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

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

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

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

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

    7. lovely dessert! happy mother's day!

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

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

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

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

    12. Lovely and yummy. Thay look perfect.

    13. Looks really delicious..yummy

    14. Thank you girls for your sweet words :)

    15. lovely looking squares ambreen- yum

    16. Drooling over the squares. so yummy.

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

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

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

    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

    20. Thank you all for your encouraging words :)


    Thank you for visiting and brightening my day with your sweet comments. I try my best to respond to your comments ASAP, though it might take some time to get back to you.

    Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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