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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

COOKING WITH CLORIS -- CHERRY BLONDIES


Cloris gives a new spin to Blondies in this out-of-this-world recipe. -- AP

CHERRY BLONDIES
(serves 12)

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup unsalted butter + 5 tablespoons butter, softened
2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
4 eggs
2-3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
21 oz. can cherry pie filling
In a medium bowl mix 2 cups of flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Melt 2/3 cup butter. Add brown sugar and mix well. Cool. Add 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons of vanilla, blending well. Add flour mixture. Fold in white chocolate chips. Pour mixture into greased 9”x13” pan.

In large bowl beat cream cheese and remaining butter until fluffy. Add granulated sugar. Beat in remaining eggs, flour, and vanilla. Drop by spoonfuls onto blondie batter. Using a knife, cut through batter to marbleize.

Spoon cherry pie filling over top. Bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before serving.

4 comments:

Kathy said...

These sound really yummy. I'm glad there's no calorie count shown. I don't think I want to know.

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

Kathy, you're not supposed to think about calories when it comes to desserts. ;-)

Jane R said...

You had my attention with 'cherry'. These sound really good. I think I might try out the recipe on some stressed co-workers (it's just that time of the year when you're a teacher). I'll bet it will put smiles on their faces!

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

I think you'll definitely earn some blondie points from your coworkers, Jane.