Cherry Slice

This is my Auntie Bessie’s recipe as recorded by my Grandma in a cookbook I have of hers. It is a nice one to make for Christmas – you can use a combination of red and green cherries if you want to be really festive.

Cherry Slice
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Bar cookie with a cherry, coconut and walnut topping.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup coconut
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup candied cherries
  1. Combine butter, sugar and flour. Pat into a 9 inch square cake pan. Bake at 300 degrees F. for 10 minutes.
  1. Beat eggs. Add brown sugar and beat together. Stir in flour and baking powder. Add coconut, walnuts, and cherries.
  2. Pour over the base. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.


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