Saturday, December 17, 2016

A Cherry Dessert

This recipe is from my great aunt, Mary Clark, my grandmother Joan (Clark) Crites' sister-in-law.

Cherry Walnut Bars

2 cups of flour
1 cup of oleo (margarine)
1/2 cup of granulated sugar

Mix into fine crumbs, pat into 9 X 13 inch pan. Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees. Take out of oven and spread the following mixture on top:

1 1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 cup of chopped English walnuts
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of maraschino cherries

Put into oven and bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and top with frosting.

FROSTING:
2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp of oleo (margarine)
4 Tbsp of cherry juice
Enough water to spread nicely