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Valentine Cherry Bars

MichelleMichelle Pickett

A Pickett favorite that was only made for Valentine’s Day.

servings:Makes 24 bars
prep time:
20 minutes
total time:
1 hour


  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • glaze (powder sugar with cream or milk)
Valentine Cherry Bars photo


  • 1

    Cream butter and sugar; add eggs (one at a time), beating well. Mix dry ingredients, add gradually to creamed mixture and mix well. Save one cup of batter.

  • 2

    Spread remaining batter in well greased and floured 11x15 pan. Add one cherry pie filling, spread over batter. Top with reserved cup of batter.

  • 3

    Bake at 350 for 34-40 minutes. Glaze while hot.


Jan typically doubles the recipe and uses 3 cherry pie fillings instead of 2.



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