What Desserts Can Be Made With Cherry Pie Filling?

Luckyleaf.com publishes a white chocolate cherry cream pie on its website, while Taste of Home features a recipe for cherry bars. The Luckyleaf.com recipe takes about 10 minutes to prepare and two hours to chill, while the Taste of Home cherry bars are ready to serve in just 20 minutes.

To make white chocolate cherry cream pie, beat 1 8-ounce package softened cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon almond extract. Melt 1/2 cup white chocolate chips in a microwave per package directions, pour into cream cheese mixture and beat until smooth. Fold in 1 thawed 8-ounce package frozen whipped topping, pour into 1 9-inch chocolate cookie crust, cover and chill for 2 hours. Just before serving, spoon 1 21-ounce can cherry pie filling on top.

For cherry bars, add 1 cup softened butter, 2 cups sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and 4 eggs to a bowl and cream together until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract. Gradually add 3 cups flour and spread 3 cups of dough into a greased 15-by-10-by-1-inch baking pan. Spread with two 21-ounce cans cherry pie filling. Drop the remaining dough by teaspoonfuls over the filling.

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely before drizzling over the top a glaze of 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon each of vanilla and almond extracts, and 2 to 3 tablespoons milk. Cut into squares.