• Cherry Almond Bars



    Fruit Filling:

    3 cups

    1/2 cup

    1  tbsp



    Crust and Topping:

    1 1/4 cups

    1 cup

    1 cup

    3/4 cup

    1/2 tsp

    3/4 cup


    1 tsp



    cherries, pitted and halved

    granulated sugar


    zest and juice of 1/2 lemon



    unbleached all purpose flour

    whole wheat flour

    slivered almonds

    brown sugar


    unsalted butter, cold and cubed


    almond extract



    1. Combine all filling ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat

    2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally and boil for 1 minute to thicken and then remove from heat.



    1. Put flours, brown sugar, almonds and salt in a food processor and pulse once or twice to combine.

    2. Add butter and process until crumbly.

    3. Add egg and almond extract and pulse until mixture just comes together.


    4. Line 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper

    5. Press 2/3 of the crumb mixture into the bottom of the pan.

    6. Pour in cherry filling

    7. Place clumps of the remaining crumb mixture over the cherry filling

    8. Bake in 350 F oven for 30 minutes, or until light golden brown.

    9. Cool for 1 hour before cutting