Cherry Streusel Bars Recipe

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 (21 ounce) cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cold butter or margarine
  1. In a bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. In another bowl, whisk the egg, water and vinegar. stir into flour mixture with a fork. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until firm and dry to the touch.
  2. Meanwhile, combine pie filling and orange peel; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and remaining flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Spread cherry mixture over crust. Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes before cutting.