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Cherry-Walnut Bars

Cherry-Walnut Bars

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2006

  • Yield: Makes 2 dozen
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Stand: 10 Minutes
  • Bake: 25 Minutes


  • 1 (6-oz.) package dried cherries
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup SPLENDA Brown Sugar Blend, firmly packed
  • 3/4 cup butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


1. Pour boiling water to cover over dried cherries, and let stand 10 minutes; drain well, and set aside.

2. Combine flour and brown sugar blend in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Press 2 1/2 cups crumb mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.

3. Stir together sour cream, egg, and baking soda; add to remaining crumb mixture in bowl, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in cherries. Pour sour cream mixture over prepared crust in pan; sprinkle evenly with walnuts.

4. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely on a wire rack, and cut into bars.


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