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Catholic Recipe: Canterbury Cherry Bars


  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped maraschino cherry, drained,divided
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 1/3 cups sifted icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


Prep Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Difficulty: N/A

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:n/a

Origin: USA


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Beat butter and cream cheese in large mixing bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.

Add brown sugar; beat until well blended.

Add egg; mix well.

Blend in honey.

Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium bowl.

Gradually add flour mixture to cream cheese mixture, beating well after each addition.

Stir in 1/2 cup of the cherries, pecans, and raisins.

Spread into greased and floured 15x10x1 inch baking pan.

Bake 350 for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.

Mix powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.

Drizzle over warm bars.

Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cherries.

Cool, cut into bars.

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