This is one of my Hubby's favorite desserts. It goes together quickly and is pretty versatile. Here's what you need:
2 sticks butter, softened
1 3/4 c. granulated sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 t. baking powder
3 c. flour
1 can cherry pie filling
Cream together the butter and sugar. Then beat in the eggs. Add the vanilla and mix well.
Add the salt and baking powder. I like to add it to the wet ingredients because it dissolves better and you don't have to wash an extra bowl.
Then add the flour. It should be a thick, sticky dough.
Spread 3/4 of the dough in a greased 9x13 pan. I usually spread as much of the dough as I can with a spatula and then I wet my hands to finish it.
Drop the cherry filling on top of the dough in clumps...
and spread it to the edges.
Use the last 1/4 of the dough to drop on top.
Bake at 350 for approx. 40 minutes. (or until golden brown.)
You can also make these in a 10x12 bar pan, but then they aren't as 'cakey'.
I've also substituted Blueberry pie filling. I imagine you could also do raspberry, apple, peach, etc..
Here is the finished product along with some Chocolate Revel Bars