Cherry Crumble Bars

Cherry Crumble Bars
Amy Atherton
  • Yield: 16 pieces


2cups cherries, pitted and quartered (measure after slicing)
1teaspoon granulated sugar
1teaspoon cornstarch
1/2teaspoon almond extract
1cup all-purpose flour
1/4teaspoon baking powder
1/8teaspoon salt
1tablespoon butter or margarine, melted and cooled
1/4cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2cup brown sugar
1/4teaspoon almond extract
1/4cup old-fashioned oats
2tablespoons all-purpose flour
2tablespoons brown sugar
1/4teaspoon cinnamon
1tablespoon butter or margarine, chilled


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and lightly coat 8” square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. To prepare filling, combine cherries, sugar, cornstarch, and almond extract in large bowl, stirring well to evenly coat cherries with other ingredients. Set aside.
  3. To prepare crust, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. In a separate bowl stir together butter and applesauce. Mix in brown sugar and almond extract. Pour in flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Evenly spread cherry filling on top of crust.
  4. To prepare topping, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in butter using the back of a fork or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over top of cherry filling. Bake at 350F for 33-36 minutes, or until cherry filling is hot and crust appears baked through. Set on a wire rack to cool to room temperature and let bars sit at room temperature for at least 1-2 hours before slicing into squares.

Recipe courtesy of Amy at Foods for the Soul.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 97
  • Fat 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol 3.9 mg
  • Sodium 29.7 mg
  • Carbohydrate 22.8 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Sugars 14.5 g
  • Protein 1.3 g