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Cherry Custard Pie Bars on a cooling rack, with a glass of milk on the side

Cherry Custard Pie Bars

Flaky, buttery shortbread crust & cookie crumble sandwich a delicious, creamy custard filling loaded with cherries in my Cherry Custard Pie Bars!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry Custard Pie Bars, How do I make Cherry Custard Pie Bars Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 445kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, very cold, cut into small cubes


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted cherries


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8x8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, then line with aluminum foil, allowing the foil to extend a couple of inches on two opposing sides. Spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Make the crust and topping: Add flour, sugar, and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse about 30 seconds to mix ingredients. Add the cubed cold butter and pulse until the butter pieces are about the size of peas. Remove 3/4 cup of the mixture to use for the topping and set aside until needed.
    How to make Cherry Custard Pie Bars, pulsing the crumb ingredients in the food processor
  • Pour the remaining crumb mixture into the prepared pan and press into the pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden. Cool completely.
    How to make Cherry Custard Pie Bars, adding crumb mixture into the prepared pan
  • Make the filling: In a small bowl, mix together eggs, sugar, sour cream, flour, and salt until well combined; set aside.
    How to make Cherry Custard Pie Bars, mixing the filling ingredients
  • Spread the cherries in a single layer on the cooled crust. Spoon the filling batter over the cherries.
    How to make Cherry Custard Pie Bars, adding filling
  • Sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture evenly over the top of the filling. Bake for preheated pven for 45-55 minutes, or until the filling is just beginning to turn golden and is set. Cool bars completely on a baking rack then refrigerate if desired.
    How to make Cherry Custard Pie Bars, topping cherries with reserved crumb mixture


Serving: 1/9 of the recipe | Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 637IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg