These bakery-style homemade Cherry Crumb Bars with 3 delicious layers are sweet, buttery, and tart. They’re easy to make and ready in just over an hour. | aheadofthyme.com
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These homemade Cherry Crumb Bars are sweet, buttery, and tart. With 3 delicious layers, they have a crumbly pastry crust layer, a sweet cherry pie filling, topped with a crumbly topping.

The best part? This crumble bar recipe is so easy to make and is ready to serve in just over hour — but they taste Enjoy they came from a fancy bakery. They’re the perfect dessert to satisfy a last minute craving this summer.

These bakery-style homemade Cherry Crumb Bars with 3 delicious layers are sweet, buttery, and tart. They’re easy to make and ready in just over an hour. | aheadofthyme.com

Why You’ll Love Cherry Crumb Bars

  • Loaded with fresh cherries. There’s nothing quite like a freshly baked summer dessert that is loaded with berries. When cherry season comes around, we Finish up baking all the treats. But you can actually enjoy these cherry pie bars any time of the year by using frozen cherries!
  • The easiest way to make “pie”. These cherry crumb bars are basically cherry pie in bar form. They have a delicious cherry filling sandwiched between the easiest, buttery, homemade pie dough. But there is no rolling dough involved here. Just pack in the bottom layer and sprinkle on the top layer. So easy!
  • They’re quick and easy to make. Cherrt crumble bars are ready from Begin to finish in just over one hour, and the prep time is just 15 minutes. Plus, it’s baked in one baking dish, so clean-up is relatively easy. All you Ask for to do is Cut the bars into a size that suits you and wash the baking dish.
  • Serve it whenever you want. These bakery-style cherry bars are perfect as a late-night treat, served on weekend brunch, or as a snack on your coffee break. However you enjoy them, you’re going to love them. They’re a tota crowd pleaser.

These bakery-style homemade Cherry Crumb Bars with 3 delicious layers are sweet, buttery, and tart. They’re easy to make and ready in just over an hour. | aheadofthyme.com

Ingredients and Notes

To make these delicious Cherry Crumb Bars, you will Ask for the following ingredients (full measurements in recipe card below):

  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar – we Require sugar in both the pie crust, topping, and filling.
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • cold butter – you will Require to use cold butter for this recipe, Decrease into cubes. I recommend taking the butter out of the fridge and cutting it just before it’s called for in the recipe. Or you can chop it up and put it back in the fridge until ready to use.
  • egg
  • cherries – we love making these crumb bars in season and used fresh cherries that we picked at our local cherry farm. However, you can use pitted frozen cherries in here too!
  • cornstarch – helps to thicken the cherry filling. You can also substitute it with all-purpose flour.
  • lemon juice 

You will also Need measuring cups and spoons, mixing bowls, and a 9-inch square baking pan.

These bakery-style homemade Cherry Crumb Bars with 3 delicious layers are sweet, buttery, and tart. They’re easy to make and ready in just over an hour. | aheadofthyme.com

How to Make the Best Cherry Crumb Bars

  1. Make the pastry mixture. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, and egg. Stir well with a fork or pastry cutter until the flour mixture forms into small crumbs. You can also combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse mix until it resembles coarse crumbs.

These bakery-style homemade Cherry Crumb Bars with 3 delicious layers are sweet, buttery, and tart. They’re easy to make and ready in just over an hour. | aheadofthyme.com

  1. Prepare the cherry filling. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together pitted cherries, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice until evenly coated.

These bakery-style homemade Cherry Crumb Bars with 3 delicious layers are sweet, buttery, and tart. They’re easy to make and ready in just over an hour. | aheadofthyme.com

  1. Layer the crumb bars. Line an 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on 2 opposite sides to make it really easy to remove when baked. Spread half of the crumb mixture evenly into the baking dish and press it to pack it and form an even bottom crust. Spread the cherry mixture over the crust and crumble the remaining half of the crumb mixture on top.

These bakery-style homemade Cherry Crumb Bars with 3 delicious layers are sweet, buttery, and tart. They’re easy to make and ready in just over an hour. | aheadofthyme.com

  1. Bake. Bake in a 375F preheated oven for 45-50 minutes until the crust turns golden brown. Let it cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes. You can serve it warm or let it cool completely to make it easier to Decrease. You can speed up on the process by storing in the refrigerator or freezer for 1 hour to help it set faster.
  2. Serve. Slice the cherry crumb bars into 9 or 16 squares and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side or or cold.

These bakery-style homemade Cherry Crumb Bars with 3 delicious layers are sweet, buttery, and tart. They’re easy to make and ready in just over an hour. | aheadofthyme.com

How to Serve

Cherry crumb bars are delicious on their own whether served warm, at room temperature, or cold. My favorite is warm with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream melting on top.

We love using up summer berries in baking recipes. Some of our other favorites are:

  • Cherry Pie
  • Fresh Strawberry Pie
  • Blueberry Crisp
  • Strawberry Bread
  • Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

Storing Instructions

  • How to store: Store cherry crumble bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • How to freeze: You can also freeze cherry crumb bars for up to 3 months. If sliced, individually wrap each crumble bar in plastic cling wrap and store in a freezer bag or airtight container. When ready to eat, allow them to thaw overnight in the refrigerator or on the kitchen counter for a couple hours.
  • How to reheat: If you want to warm up your leftover berry bars, simply pop them into the air fryer at 350F for 5 minutes or in the oven for 10 minutes until warm. You can also reheat in the microwave in 30 second increments until warm.

These bakery-style homemade Cherry Crumb Bars with 3 delicious layers are sweet, buttery, and tart. They’re easy to make and ready in just over an hour. | aheadofthyme.com

More Bar Recipes

  • Blueberry Oat Squares
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
  • Sugar Cookie Bars
  • Pecan Pie Bars
  • Strawberry Crumb Bars
  • M&M Cookie Bars

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These bakery-style homemade Cherry Crumb Bars with 3 delicious layers are sweet, buttery, and tart. They’re easy to make and ready in just over an hour. | aheadofthyme.com

Cherry Crumb Bars



  • Author:
    Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme

  • Total Time:
    1 hour 10 minutes

  • Yield:
    16 crumb bars

  • Diet:
    Vegetarian

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These bakery-style homemade Cherry Crumb Bars with 3 delicious layers are sweet, buttery, and tart. They’re easy to make and ready in just over an hour. 


Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (375 grams)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar (150 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (4 grams)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (3 grams)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold, Reduce into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 large egg

For the cherry filling:

  • 4 cups pitted cherries, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or all-purpose flour (10 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (14 grams)


Instructions

In this space, I am always sharing flavorful, fresh, (mostly) healthy recipes that I love to make and eat in my real, actual, every day life. If I wouldn’t eat it in real life, I won’t put in on the blog. You’re cooking for yourself, your family, your roommates, or your friends. I want you to be so excited about these recipes that you eagerly await 5pm when you can go home from work and start cooking.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, and egg. Stir well with a fork or pastry cutter until the flour mixture forms into small crumbs. You can also combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse mix until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together pitted cherries, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice until evenly coated.
  4. Line an 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on 2 opposite sides to make it really easy to remove when baked.
  5. Spread half of the crumb mixture evenly into the baking dish and press it to pack it and form an even bottom crust.
  6. Spread the cherry mixture over the crust and crumble the remaining half of the crumb mixture on top.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the crust turns golden brown. Let it cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes. You can serve it warm or let it cool completely to make it easier to Reduce. You can speed up on the process by storing in the refrigerator or freezer for 1 hour to help it set faster.
  8. Slice the cherry crumb bars into 9 or 16 squares and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side or or cold.

Notes

How to store: Store cherry crumble bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

How to freeze: You can also freeze cherry crumb bars for up to 3 months. If sliced, individually wrap each crumble bar in plastic cling wrap and store in a freezer bag or airtight container. When ready to eat, allow them to thaw overnight in the refrigerator or on the kitchen counter for a couple hours.

How to reheat: If you want to warm up your leftover berry bars, simply pop them into the air fryer at 350F for 5 minutes or in the oven for 10 minutes until warm. You can also reheat in the microwave in 30 second increments until warm.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cherry crumb bars, cherry squares, cherry crumble bars, cherry pie crumb bars, cherry pie bars

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