Cherry Squares

I've been making these for years and they're always a hit!
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
21 ounces cherry pie filling (lemon, pineapple etc. can be used)

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly grease a 15 x 10 x 1-inch jellyroll pan or a deep cookie sheet.

Use a mixer to cream butter, gradually add the sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Gradually add flour, beating well. Stir in flavorings. Pour the batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Lightly cut through the batter with a small knife to mark off 18 to 24 squares (your choice).
Spoon about 1 tablespoon pie filling into the center of each square, BEFORE BAKING.

Bake for 45 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. (the batter will puff up around filling while baking).
Cool cake in pan 10 minutes. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.
I like to use this shaker from Pampered Chef.
Cut into squares, and remove from pan.
Yields 18 to 24 servings.
Make sure you don't blink when you serve them
 because you may only get crumbs!
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  1. Looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up

  2. Well don't these sound amazing! YUM!

    Would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. Pinned! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe, Suzy :)

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  4. These sound amazing!

    1. They are delicious, Michelle and when you dust them with the powdered sugar they look like they are from a fancy bakery!

  5. Oh these look and sound so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  6. Oh my! This is going to be pinned! I love cherry, but I'll bet other fruits are good with this, too. Thanks for making us drool at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

    1. Yes, Lydia. You can use any pie filling in a can...berry, pineapple strawberry etc.

  7. I bet these do go fast! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty Link Party #CCBG

  8. The serving plate would be empty here as well. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, your recipe is great! Hope you have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

  9. Suzy, these cherry squares look fantastic and of course I know they're delicious by the empty plate. ;) Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  10. Thank you for sharing at Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

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