Monday, November 19, 2012
Thanksgiving sweet! For those who couldn't get to the Harlequin recipe exchange, here's my grandmother's recipe for Cherry Slice, aka Cherry Squares. My mother always made this for Christmas, but it would make a great alternative to the usual pies at Thanksgiving. Not that I'm dissing pies, mind you -- but I love this special treat.
1/2 cup soft butter
1 cup flour
Mix together and pack into the bottom of an 8" x 8" pan. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes.
2 beaten eggs
1.5 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut (this recipe is plenty sweet already -- you don't need sweetened coconut)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 pound glace cherries, halved
Mix topping, spread carefully over the crust, and bake at 325 degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting into squares. Yum!