Cherry Kuchen Bars

Cherry Kuchen Bars

Brian CampbellCamfam Cookery
Looking for a sweet way to celebrate German culture with your gang? Bake up a batch of our Cherry Kuchen Bars! These German-inspired dessert bars will have everyone going back for more, and wondering what other German treats you’ll cook up for them next time!
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Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Servings 12
Calories 376 kcal


  • 1 stick 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 21 oz cherry pie filling 21-ounce can


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, shortening, and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly beat flour mixture into butter mixture until well combined. Reserve 1-1/2 cups of dough; set aside. Spread remaining dough in a 15- x 10- x 1-inch baking sheet.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and spread pie filling over crust. Spoon reserved dough in small mounds on top of pie filling.
  • Continue baking 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is lightly golden. Let cool, then cut into squares.




Calories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 37mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 2gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 103IUVitamin C: 2mgVitamin E: 1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 3mgZinc: 0.5mg
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