Cherry Bakewell Cheesecake Blondies

SINK YOUR TEETH INTO ONE OF THESE HEAVENLY BARS   When I created this amazing recipe I wasn’t sure what to expect and like most home cooks and chefs, I hope for the best. Some recipes fail, many taste great and others like these Cherry Bakewell Cheesecake Blondies will send your taste buds into overdrive. Once the Cherry Bakewell Cheesecake Blondies cooled down and I took a bite I instantly knew what they reminded me of, a Cherry Bakewell Tartlet. I’ve had both the tartlet and the Cherry Bakewell Cake which I’ve seemed to combine into this very recipe to produce these blondie bars. Back in England everyone knows what a Cherry Bakewell is and since moving to Canada I miss some of the traditional sweets my mum used to make which I can’t buy over here. It is with great honour that I share with you this flavourful treat which you can have as a snack or dessert after a meal. You’re probably wondering what a Cherry Bakewell is? A Bakewell tart is an English confection consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell beneath layers of jam, frangipane, and a topping of flaked almonds.- Wikipedia I remember going to the […]

Ooey Gooey Coconut Cherry Pie Bars

CHERRY PIE SWITCH UP!   I’ve been after something sweet to eat lately and these Coconut Cherry Pie Bars hit the spot. My wife and I love Cherries and after a recent trip to her parents house we left with a huge shopping bag full of them. My father-in-law has many cherry trees on his property and asked us to please take some as they can’t eat them all. They hate to see the fruits fall to the ground and waste so they try to give them to friends and family to eat up. Last year I made Cherry Ricotta Turnovers with homemade Marshmallow cream with cherries from their property and this year I’m making Coconut Cherry Pie Bars. I’m a huge fan of bar recipes because you can easily eat them on the run and they are the perfect snack size treats for break time or dessert. If you are wondering where the ooey gooey part of the Coconut Cherry Pie Bars is coming from it’s the condensed milk. Anytime you used condensed milk it adds depth and creaminess to any recipe and I find it keeps the bars moist so I chose to add a layer in this […]

Cherry Pie Minis…Delicious!

NOT TARTS…JUST MINI PIES!   What could be better than something homemade for a snack to take to work or school or for this weekends Super Bowl game. Is there really a difference between a tart and a pie? Yes there sure is, let me explain. A pie has a top layer of pastry where a tart is open faced with no pastry on top. You might enjoy butter tarts, lemon tarts, pecan tarts this way or you can enjoy them as pies. It’s really all about the pastry. Last year my husband struggled to get his work visa which left him out of work for three months. During that time it was crucial for us to cut our budget expenses anywhere we could. Although I normally make everything I possibly can homemade vs store-bought it was critical that I continued to do so while money was tight. Everyone loves pie because you can fill a pastry shell with just about anything sweet or savoury. The best thing about this Cherry Pie recipe is that it’s fresh and simple to make into mini pies so you can eat them on the run or for celebrations.   How to make pie […]

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