Sunday, June 28, 2009

Grandma's Cherry Slices

Last weekend, back in Iowa, my dad's side gathered for a family reunion. Melancholy and miles away I've been lost in my thoughts about my childhood, my family, and my late Grandma Pat. So, I decided to try my hand at her signature dessert, cherry slices. Just one bite and if I close my eyes, I'm a kid again.
Grandma Pat's Cherry Slices
1 can cherry pie filling
1 cup butter or oley
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
4 eggs
1 & 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 & 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Cream the butter, vanilla, & sugar. Beat well, add eggs one at a time. Sift dry ingredients and add gradually to the creamed mixture. Beating thoroughly, spread in 11 x 17 jelly roll pan. Pan greased. Reserving 1 & 1/2 cup of batter, spread cherry pie filling within 1 inch of edge of pan. Place the remaining batter over top by small spoonfuls. Bake 45 minutes at 350. When cool, sprinkle top with powdered sugar and cut into bars or you can make a thin powdered sugar frosting and dribble on while warm.


My name is Sarah said...

That looks very yummy. I think I will have to try it.

Tracey said...

I am so going to cook this for Dawson. We both love cherries and this made my mouth water this morning!

Hollie said...

I miss these!!! I was going to try and make them one day and thought I wouldn't be able to do them justice. I just may have to now that I am hungry from them. We missed you Jenny and can't wait to see you.

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Those look absolutely delicious!!

Febrith said...

Belated post to say thank you for your lovely recipe which I found and tried today - successfully:) (Once i'd worked out what the ingredients converted to in British measurements!) Gorgeous, God bless America.