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Unfortunately, we are in the last few days of cherry season.
I have indulged in these glorious, juicy, sweet little gems almost every night for the past month and am actually quite saddened that soon enough they will be off the shelves… However, what better way to celebrate this beautiful fruit than by giving it one last tribute?
I decided to do so by using my cherries in a Cherry Pie Bars recipe.
The concept is rather simple. The crust is made of a rich, plant based, buttery dough (aka a pie dough!). It is topped with a glistening mixture of cooked down cherries, sweetened with maple syrup. Finally, these cherries are topped with a little extra dough that is baked to perfection and that adds a nice crispy sweet topping to these bars.
So you might wonder, who is this recipe for? It being a hybrid between traditional bars and a pie, it is for anyone who is craving a pie, but (just like me) does not love having to roll out dough.
These bars are wonderful just as is, on their own, but you can also warm them up for a few seconds in the microwave and top them with a generous scoop of vanilla plant-based ice cream. Sam and I have enjoyed these for dessert, as a snack, and quite frankly also for breakfast!
Well, I have to say this summer has been a very fruit-forward summer! I have made so many fruit desserts over the past few weeks that I sometimes wonder where has the Murielle who was obsessed with chocolate gone…
In all seriousness, I think because fruits are so readily available in the summer, I have just been loving creating content featuring seasonal fruits. Do not worry, the chocolate days are right around the corner.
I really hope you give this recipe a try. These bars are a true celebration of cherries and of summer in general really! If you do give this recipe a try and share about it on Instagram, make sure to tag me (@muriellebanackissa).
Have a wonderful week my friends!
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