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Cherry Squares

Cherry Squares I


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 can cherry pie filling


Cream the shortening and sugar. Beat well. Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and almond flavoring. Sift the dry ingredients together and add gradually to creamed mixture. Save back a little more than one cup of batter. Spread the rest in an 11x17 inch greased pan. Spread the pie filling over the batter. Spoon the remaining one cup of batter in small islands over the cherry layer. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes. Sprinkle top with powdered sugar. Cut into squares when cool.


By Robin from Washington, IA

Cherry Squares II


  • 1 package yeast
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 sticks margarine
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 cans cherry pie filling


Dissolve yeast in water. Blend flour and margarine until like pie dough. Add yeast, milk and sugar, mix well. Roll half to fit jellyroll pan. Cover with pie filling. Roll remaining dough for top. Bake in 350 oven until slightly brown (approximately 45 minutes). Frost with powdered sugar frosting.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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