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Skinny Cherry Pie Bars

Skinny Cherry Pie Bars

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These Skinny Cherry Pie bars are delicious on their own, but the glaze is truly the frosting on this cake. You won’t even realize that these are fat free when you take your first bite. All you’ll be thinking is, “Mmm, more please!”

  • Author: Jessica
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake

Ingredients

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Cherry Filling:

  • 2 cups cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 23 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Bar:

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add berries, lightly stirring for 10 to 15 minutes, or until they release their juice.
  2. Add remaining cherry filling ingredients, lower heat, simmer until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat when done.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). Spray baking pan with nonstick spray.
  4. In a large bowl, combine apple sauce, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, and baking powder. Slowly add in flour.
  5. Reserve 1/2 cup of dough. Press remaining dough into baking pan. Top with cherry filling.
  6. In small pieces, drop remaining 1/2 cup of batter over cherry filling.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Once bars have cooled, whisk together sugar, milk, and vanilla for the glaze. Drizzle over bars.
  9. Cut into 12 pieces, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

If you don’t want to make your own cherry pie filling, you can use store-bought filling.

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