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Cherry Bars

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I love it when summer arrives; besides the warmer weather it’s also cheery season!  My family have been going cherry picking with our friends and their children (five families!) for the past several years.  With the fresh cherries we picked, I’ve made Cherry Clafoutis and Cherry Ice Cream in the past, and this year I made these really delicious Cherry Bars.

Cherry Bars | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Ever since I made the Nutella Stuffed Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt, my family is hooked on brown butter.  It’s a magical ingredient for us.  The smell of cooking brown butter makes my house smell like a cookie factory and kids hang around the kitchen waiting to see what delicious dessert I am making.

In case you are not sure what brown butter is (don’t worry I didn’t know about it until very recently), it’s not something you “buy”.  It’s basically the melted butter with a rich nutty aroma. I added the video clip at the end of the recipe to show you how easily it can be made by cooking unsalted butter in a pan.

My friend Laura of Tutti Dolci recently shared her delicious looking cherry bar recipe, and I knew right away that’s the first cherry dessert I was going to make this year (I opted for her previous cherry bar recipe as ingredients are simpler.).  My family is already asking to make these bars again and they were also well liked by my neighbor and my husband’s coworkers whom we shared with.

Cherry Bars | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

On the side note, I really enjoyed taking pictures of these bars (can you tell?).  I make savory dishes most of the time for the blog and they require for me to take pictures right away.  But these bars as well as majority of dessert recipes can tolerate a looooooooong photo shoot session.

And the best part of blogging dessert recipes?  I can make them at night time when the kids are sleeping and photo shoot the following day (if I can control my desire to eat right out of the oven).

I hope you enjoy seeing some dessert recipes from time to time, and try making these cherry bars!  They are sooooo good!  :)

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Cherry Bars
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Serves: One 13x9-inch bars
  • 4 cups fresh cherries, pitted
  • 2 tsp. all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (12 Tbsp./171g) unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup (134g) sugar
  • 2 cups (256g) all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (16 Tbsp./227g) unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅔ cup (134g) sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup (64g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Pit cherries and toss them with 2 tsp. flour.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine melted butter, vanilla and sugar. Mix on medium speed until well blended and smooth.
  4. Blend in flour and salt and stir until incorporated.
  5. Press dough evenly into bottom of prepared baking dish. Bake until crust is golden and slightly puffed, about 18 minutes.
  6. When the crust is done, transfer to a wire rack and cool crust in pan.
  7. Meanwhile, let’s make the filling. Cut the butter into a few pieces and place in a saucepan over medium heat. Melt the butter completely stirring frequently with the spatula.
  8. As the butter heats, it will begin to foam and then bubble. After several minutes, the milk solids will start to become brown on the bottom of the pan. Make sure that milk solids do not stick to the pan. Continue stirring until the butter is evenly browned, being careful not to burn. Remove from the heat and pour browned butter into a glass bowl to cool slightly.
  9. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine eggs, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk all together.
  10. Add extracts and blend in flour by ⅓ at a time. Whisk all together until smooth.
  11. Gradually blend in browned butter and whisk mixture until completely blended.
  12. Arrange cherries over cooled crust.
  13. Carefully pour filling evenly over fruit.
  14. Bake for about 30 minutes, until filling is puffed and golden. A skewer inserted in the center should come out clean. Cool bars completely in pan on a wire rack.
  15. Carefully lift parchment paper to remove cooled bars from pan and place them on a cutting board. Cut them into squares using a knife. Store bars in an airtight container up to one day at room temperature, then store any remaining in the refrigerator.
Recipe barely adapted from Tutti Dolci, originally from Smitten Kitchen.

Metric conversion is from this site.

Posted in: Baking Recipes, Desserts, Summer

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  • Denise Browning@From Brazil To You June 9, 2013, 4:16 pm

    They look very delicious, Nami!!! I wish I could have several of them for myself. :)

  • Dina June 9, 2013, 4:20 pm

    these look so yummy!

  • Anne ~ Uni Homemaker June 9, 2013, 4:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, that looks sensational Nami! I would love to have some with my coffee. YUM! Will be putting this on my to-bake list. Pinning!

  • sippitysup June 9, 2013, 4:20 pm

    Holy Cherry Batman!! GREG

  • Meg June 9, 2013, 4:28 pm

    This looks great! I can’t wait until the cherries in my backyard ripen to try this… <3

    • Nami June 9, 2013, 9:07 pm

      You have cherry trees in your backyard! :D So jealous! I’d be making these bars every week! :) Hope you enjoy!

  • Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen June 9, 2013, 4:31 pm

    These look absolutely divine, Nami! Such a great summer dessert and perfect for the 4th of July!

  • Hotly Spiced June 9, 2013, 4:38 pm

    We have USA cherries in our stores right now and I have really been enjoying them. But I haven’t cooked with them. This looks like a fantastic sweet treat and I’d love to try it xx

  • Monica June 9, 2013, 4:42 pm

    Looks wonderful, Nami, and great pictures! : ) I was just writing about how much I love browned butter in financiers, those little French tea cakes. I don’t know if it creates that kind of magic in every baked good but I know I absolutely love it in those. It’s great seeing all these fruit recipes lately…I was never a fruit dessert person but I’ve come around and it’s like a new world. : )

  • Patty June 9, 2013, 5:19 pm

    Beautiful! Love the cherry line up! I’m pinning this sweet cherry bar recipe to make before the end of cherry season :-)

  • Bam's Kitchen June 9, 2013, 5:34 pm

    Nami-san, how did you get your family to not touch the cherry bars until you had a photo session? I read in a facebook entry that you had to wait to the next day until you had daylight for the photo shoot… LOL my family would have demolished the plate by the morning. Enjoy this time when your kids are little and they can’t reach the high shelves as when they are teenagers not a thing in the pantry or refrigerator is safe!!! I do love your recipe and this is perfect as it is cherry season. I bet now that the photos are in that your delicious little cherry bars have evaporated into thin air… Ja Mata, BAM

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 9, 2013, 5:37 pm

    Gorgeous photos, Nami! Now I’m craving these again :). So glad you liked them!

  • ChopinandMysaucepan June 9, 2013, 6:05 pm

    Dear Nami,

    These cherry bars sure look better than any store bought ones. Your kids and family are very lucky!!

  • Betty Ann @Mango_Queen June 9, 2013, 6:09 pm

    This is an amazing recipe for cherries and I can’t wait to get my hands on them soon. I’ll surely try this recipe. It’ll be different from just making a cherry pie. Thanks for sharing this idea, Nami. Enjoy the summer vacation with your kids :-)

  • Vicki Bensinger June 9, 2013, 6:15 pm

    I’ve never made this before but it looks wonderful. I’m saving this recipe to mak and you said you weren’t a baker.

  • A_Boleyn June 9, 2013, 6:39 pm

    For someone who doesn’t bake a lot this is a wonderful accomplishment. :)

  • Kim Beaulieu June 9, 2013, 6:53 pm

    This is absolutely wonderful Nami. I just love anything cherry and this recipe is so amazing.

  • Ellena Guan June 9, 2013, 7:28 pm

    I love cherry!!! But in SG cherries are super Ex and sometime we don’t even get those sweet and decent one like those over at your side. But I really love your cherry bar, it’s look so yummy and good for tea :)

  • Joanne T Ferguson June 9, 2013, 7:29 pm

    G’day Nami! Love your photos and your recipe!
    These might have to go on the list to do for me!
    Cheers! Joanne
    What’s On The List

  • Fran@ G'day Souffle' June 9, 2013, 7:45 pm

    Nami, these bars look so good that I created a new board for it on Pinterest and pinned it!

  • Veronica Cervera June 9, 2013, 8:43 pm

    They look incredible. I just got some cherries today, so will try to save some of them to try this dessert.
    I will love to do all my pictures with day light.
    Have a great week,

  • The Ninja Baker June 9, 2013, 9:18 pm

    Your cherry bars shout homey goodness and comfort. Yet they are gourmet gorgeous.

    I trust you will enjoy plenty of summer vacation adventures with your son =)

  • Mich Piece of Cake June 9, 2013, 10:11 pm

    Wow, this is so delicious. Just love how pretty the cherries are on top. Reminds me of blueberries too. I think blueberries would work too?

    • Nami June 10, 2013, 9:49 am

      Yes, I am going to try with other fruits as well! :) I was thiking blueberries first…but might want to make small one as you will need lots of blueberries to fill… :D

  • jehanne@thecookingdoctor June 9, 2013, 10:21 pm

    Oh I can totally relate to the bliss of midnight baking ( I am sure a lot of moms with young tots do too!) but only I have half of your willpower so by the next day half of the baked good will be disappeared, thanks to the ‘mouse’! love the vibrant colours of the cherries, if only we have cherry picking season here :-(

  • Lail | With A Spin June 10, 2013, 1:18 am

    I love cherries but never cooked with them. The cherry bars look fantastic.

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 10, 2013, 1:35 am

    What gorgeous bars! I really need to make these as well. I bookmarked them when Laura published them but I completely forgot about them until now!

    And recipes that allow us for longer photo shoots are the best! I definitely try to lean more towards those kinds of recipes.

  • Fern @ To Food with Love June 10, 2013, 1:41 am

    Nami! These photos look stunning and the cherry bars sound and look amazing! I was just staring at the photos trying to imagine what they’d taste like. All I need is one slice! Send me one, please! :)

  • Hari Chandana June 10, 2013, 2:44 am

    Woww.. looks absolutely fantastic and delicious.. love it :)

  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen June 10, 2013, 3:04 am

    Woooooo, Nami baked again! And what a batch!
    Great recipe, great dessert.. :)

  • TheKitchenLioness June 10, 2013, 3:32 am

    Nami, delicious summertime treat – cherries are my very favorite fruits of all times and they have just arrived (from Italy) in stores . no local ones yet as the weather has been quite dreadful around here for quite some time – I am happy to read (and see) that you enjoyed your “sweet” picture taking – the photos look gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful Monday!

  • Kat June 10, 2013, 4:27 am

    The cherry bars look so good. I can’t wait to try the recipe.
    On a side note, the second picture has a mistake in it.

    • Nami June 10, 2013, 8:36 am

      Ahhh! I made a mistake on TWO pictures this post. Working late at night is very dangerous… Thank you for catching a mistake and letting me know, Kat!

    • Nami June 10, 2013, 8:37 am

      And thanks for your kind words – I hope you enjoy these bars! :)

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef June 10, 2013, 4:28 am

    After looking at these brown butter cherry bars you can’t say you don’t bake well. What a beautiful tray of goodness!

  • Kelly @ Life made Sweeter June 10, 2013, 6:34 am

    These cherry bars look amazing! Love cherries and these bars are such a great way to use up the big baskets we get whenever we go cherry picking. Perfect summer treat!

  • Kate@Diethood June 10, 2013, 6:58 am

    Nami, I am going to eat up your photos. Beautiful! AND DROOL!! These bars look incredible!
    I LOVE Laura’s recipes!

  • Jessica June 10, 2013, 7:25 am

    It looks so yummy.

    What is the white thing that you add in the egg mixture under step 10?


    • Nami June 10, 2013, 8:39 am

      Hi Jessica! Thank you! It’s flour… I’m using a large (serving) spoon to add in little by little. :)

      • Jessica June 10, 2013, 10:32 am

        Thanks a lot. It was there on your recipe but somehow I missed it. Definitely will give it a try. Thanks a lot for all great recipe. I really enjoy reading your blog.

        • Nami June 10, 2013, 10:36 am

          No problem at all! Thank you so much for following my blog! :)

  • Nusrat Azim June 10, 2013, 7:48 am

    Those dazzling, pretty, sexy bars are screaming , “Eat me !” :)

  • john@kitchenriffs June 10, 2013, 7:56 am

    I’d like one, please. Or more – many more! These look terrific. And we have a bunch of cherries int he refrigerator at the moment. May have to convince Mrs K R to do some baking today! Good stuff – thanks.

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 10, 2013, 8:14 am

    These are such beautiful bars, Nami! I hardly ever bake with cherries in the summer because I end up eating them all first (haha), but I should definitely get some more and give these bars a try. Great recipe and beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.

  • Tina Driz June 10, 2013, 9:00 am

    Hi Nami as always your recipes are very delicious, easy and awe aspiring to make. If you have a recipe for caramel bars since I cannot find one that is easy to make should be the same technique as these cherry bars. Have a nice day Nami..

    • Nami June 14, 2013, 11:41 am

      Hi Tina! Thank you for your kind comment. I don’t have a caramel bar recipe but if I find it looks good I’ll sure give it a try! Have a nice weekend Tina!

  • Priscilla | ShesCookin June 10, 2013, 9:34 am

    Wow! Spectacular photos – I want to grab one from my screen! Cherries scream summer and we usually end up eating most of them out of hand, but I think I’ll have to put my cherry pitter to good use and make your ice cream (I remember that from last summer) or these delicious bars :)

  • Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today June 10, 2013, 9:56 am

    I saw Laura’s recipe and I wanted to try it as well. I just need cherries :)

  • Rosa June 10, 2013, 10:31 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Great clicks too.



  • Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen June 10, 2013, 11:23 am

    I’ve invested in one of those cherry pitters, Nami, and I STILL manage to get cherry juice up the walls, on the curtains etc!

    I am droooooooooling over those gorgeous cherry bars. Summer has arrived!

  • Helene June 10, 2013, 12:26 pm

    I have been eating cherries a lot lately. I should try your dessert. I am sure I would like it a lot.

  • Choc Chip Uru June 10, 2013, 1:23 pm

    These bars look heavenly! Would I be piggy if I ate the whole thing in one go….

    Choc Chip Uru

    • Liren June 10, 2013, 1:51 pm

      Incredible, Nami. Yes, you should photograph desserts more often, you do it temptingly well!

  • Lokness @ The Missing Lokness June 10, 2013, 4:19 pm

    These bars look stunning! Beautiful color!

  • Jean June 10, 2013, 4:43 pm

    I know what you mean about the fun of photographing sweet instead of savory dishes. It’s nice to be able to take your time instead of worrying that the food will get cold or if there are veggies, wilt. I LOVE that top picture, can’t stop looking at it.

    Gorgeous cherry bars, Nami. I finally had a chance to bake with cherries yesterday. I’ll have to try these bars next. :)

    BTW, I meant to tell you that I did make your green tea ice cream. Hubs and friend are asking me to make it again. Will have to make double batch like you said so I have enough to share on the blog! :)

    • Nami June 13, 2013, 10:35 am

      I rarely bake and take pictures of sweets, so it was actually fun that I had some time to work with the food styling and setting up the camera. :) Thanks for your kind compliment!

      So glad you guys enjoyed the ice cream. Yes, double batch is a must. :) I love that matcha ice cream… Have a nice day!

  • Sherri @The Well Floured Kitchen June 10, 2013, 5:04 pm

    These look incredible! I’m so happy to see cherries coming back into season, can’t wait to try it.

  • Rhonda June 10, 2013, 5:39 pm

    I don’t usually make desserts but I love looking at them and wish I had them :) These look delicious.

  • Sue/the view from great island June 10, 2013, 5:51 pm

    These are stunning!!

  • mr. & Mrs. P June 10, 2013, 6:00 pm

    Pinned this.. this looks sooo delicious and beautiful! Thank Nami!

  • Daniela June 10, 2013, 6:04 pm

    This looks sensational Nami.
    I love cherries and like your idea to have every season a new cherry recipe.
    Thank you for sharing!

  • Julie @ This Gal Cooks June 10, 2013, 6:11 pm

    These look so so good, Nami! The photos are beautiful. I just want to go buy some cherries so I can make this now. It doesn’t matter that it’s 9:10pm on a Monday night. I want to make this now! Pinned. :)

  • Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking June 10, 2013, 6:51 pm

    Nami, you did outstanding job on the pictures, I LOVE them! So pretty and tempting and I wish to have few pieces now with my tea. Perfection!!!!!

  • Jeannie June 10, 2013, 7:17 pm

    That looks so good Nami, I am so envious of the fresh large cherries that you have in abundance now! They are pretty hard to come by here and even if they are available, they are too expensive!

  • Jess June 10, 2013, 7:31 pm

    Ahh! Cherry and brown butter are such great combinations!

  • Balvinder June 10, 2013, 7:41 pm

    Nami, I am raising my hand for these bars. So can I have a couple?

  • Gourmet Getaways June 10, 2013, 8:54 pm

    Oh I love cherries! This looks so easy to gobble up :)

  • Juliana June 10, 2013, 8:55 pm

    Wow Nami, these cherry bars look fabulous…love the various layers of this bars. Beautiful pictures as always.
    Have a lovely week :D

  • Michelle @ The Bakeanista June 10, 2013, 11:11 pm

    Oh dear me! I need to get some cherries so I can bake this! Looks absolutely amazing!!!

  • Katerina June 10, 2013, 11:23 pm

    You are right, sweets are much more easier to photograph them than savory dishes! Your bars are amazing!

  • Sue| My Korean Kitchen June 10, 2013, 11:56 pm

    It looks super delicious! I wish I was your neighbour. :) Definitely being able to take a photo whenever you want is a huge bonus!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks June 11, 2013, 12:59 am

    Stunning bars! The flavors, the photography, and everything you said about dessert blogging, photo shoots, things can wait, not time sensitive. This is why I could never be a savory blogger and desserts are my thing :)

  • Gintare @Gourmantine June 11, 2013, 2:58 am

    Nami, these bars look fabulous, so enticing and inviting to bite in!
    p.s. stunning photos :)

  • Sissi June 11, 2013, 4:26 am

    Nami, I love the photos of these bars! I can well see you have had a pleasure to take them (even though all your photos look perfect). I also hate being in a hurry and appreciate dishes that can be reheated (stews) or desserts.
    I use brown butter (called in France “hazelnut butter” because of the aroma you mention) in Financiers (soft almond cakes I posted some time ago) and frankly it does change the taste, so I’m sure it works miracles here.
    We have been having such a cold spring, all the fruits and vegetables are late (I almost feel as if I lived in Northern Canada!), so cherries have only started to appear and are not at their best, but as soon as they are sweet and juicy, I will remember your bars.

  • Ella-Home Cooking Adventure June 11, 2013, 5:16 am

    Now this is a recipe that comes from my world:) Very beautiful.. love your gorgeous photos.. very tempting images indeed. Seems that you have no more fears of baking, that is great.

  • Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) June 11, 2013, 8:25 am

    Such beautiful bars! I love cherry season…

  • Janice June 11, 2013, 11:23 am

    Hi Nami! Since we’re both residents of the bay area, I was wondering if you have a recommendation where to go cherry picking. I haven’t gone since I was a small child and would love do it again. Thanks!

  • Janice June 11, 2013, 11:25 am

    Oh, and of course, delicious looking bars!

    • Nami June 13, 2013, 1:31 am

      Thank you Janice!

  • Lyndsey@TinySkillet June 11, 2013, 12:29 pm

    Nami, I love all your photos and these cherry bars look fantastic. I do miss Michigan cherries. When I was a kid we would come home from camping up north or from a week at church camp and we’d always stop at a roadside stand and pick up some black sweet cherries. we would all eat them all the way home spitting the pits out the windows :) and to think I was excited to find dried cherries here in Florida at Costco.

    Thanks you for your beautiful comment on my blog. I will be sure to keep you posted on what is happening. XOXO, Lyndsey

  • Charles June 11, 2013, 2:48 pm

    Positively delicious – it looks a bit like a giant clafoutis too… did you ever make one of those? I never tried making brown butter, but I always buy salted butter and that never seems to go “nutty and brown”… it seems to go straight from golden to “burnt” :p.

  • donna mikasa June 11, 2013, 5:43 pm

    These look scrumptious! I saw your pic on Instagram when you were waiting for it to cool off. The close up shots are gorgeous! Hope to try this one day.

    • Nami June 12, 2013, 11:10 pm

      Hi Donna! If you saw the instagram (right after baked), you can tell what iphone with indoor light, and good DSLR with natural light (and edit) can do to the same bars… LOL! I hope you will try this. SUPER delicious!

  • yummychunklet June 11, 2013, 7:41 pm

    What great pops of color from the cherries!

  • Nik@ABrownTable June 11, 2013, 8:01 pm

    Each one of these bars look so pretty with the cherries, no wonder no one can resist them.

  • Joyti June 11, 2013, 8:47 pm

    OOo, I LOVE brown butter too. So, so good! And the smell is lovely…

    The cherry bars look delicious. I haven’t had cherries (yet) this year – this looks like a great recipe to start off the (my?) season! Gorgeous photos too.

    • Nami June 13, 2013, 1:39 pm

      Thanks Joyti! Hope all is well with you. :) I have to enjoy cherries as much as I can!

  • mjskit June 11, 2013, 8:49 pm

    You certainly did have fun taking pictures and they turned out great! Certainly make me want to jump up and make these cherry bars. I agree with you on the brown butter – its flavor is unique and works as a great complement for SO many dishes. I bet it’s a great complement to these cherries. Great dessert! And YES – I love seeing desserts here from time to time!

  • Cristina June 11, 2013, 9:54 pm

    These cherry bars turned out just beautiful, Nami!! The cherries look like jewels!

  • Kankana June 11, 2013, 10:07 pm

    There are a zillion reasons why I love summer and cherries are definitely one of those. The bar came out so neat and I am sure it tasted amazing. I have to soon go for cherry picking.

  • Amy Tong June 12, 2013, 12:25 am

    How fun you went cherry picking again! I’ve gotta find out if there’s anywhere in my area that I can take the kids to have some fun. I agree with you about taking more time to photograph desserts. I guess you now see why I have more desserts recipes on my blog than savory ones. :P When it comes to dinner time, the kids (and mostly hubby) can’t wait. hehe….it’ll be a torture for them to look at the food, hungry, but can’t eat yet. :P These cherry bars sure look amazing. I can’t wait to make some for my family.

  • Belinda @zomppa June 12, 2013, 4:24 am

    I am simply drooling!! One of the absolute best things you can make with cherries!

  • Kitchen Belleicious June 12, 2013, 5:09 am

    Cherry bars! Oh they are one of my favorites- hands down. Amazing and simply beautiful. I love the rustic feel to them with the juices oozing out! YUMMM!

  • Minnie@thelady8home June 12, 2013, 8:23 am

    The bars look very very good. They would go so well with on July 4th!!

  • Emily June 12, 2013, 10:42 am

    Hi Nami! I stumbled upon your blog this morning and I’m so glad I did. I am literally squealing with delight right now!!! I cannot wait to try so many of your recipes! The illustrations that accompany your instructions are very helpful (as I am a bit of a novice, haha).
    I am so excited to share your blog with my family as well!
    Thank you for all your hard work, you absolutely made my day and I’m sure many more days ahead as well!
    Thanks again! :)

    • Nami June 17, 2013, 11:16 am

      Hi Emily! Welcome to my blog! I’m so happy to hear you like my blog. Hope you find some recipes here that you and your family can enjoy. Thank you for your kind comment! You made my day. :)

  • Karen (Back Road Journal) June 12, 2013, 11:16 am

    Cherries are popping up all over the internet…I think everyone loves them. Your bars look delicious.

  • Yelena June 12, 2013, 3:19 pm

    O Nami, your cherry bars look amazing, so moist! Cherry desserts are always delicious and cherries are in season now. I am going to make Russian dish very soon with sour cherries. Memories from my childhood.

    Have a sweet evening!


  • ashley - baker by nature June 12, 2013, 3:56 pm

    Nami, you really are becoming quite the baker! I love it! These bars look SO amazing, and we love browned butter in this house too. If only we had some cherry trees close enough for a day of picking (sigh).

  • Linda | The Urban Mrs June 12, 2013, 5:05 pm

    Yes, brown butter is so magical and your cake looks sooo delicious. I love how cherry adds special texture to the cake.

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen June 12, 2013, 8:17 pm

    Laura’s desserts are always so tempting aren’t they? These look amazing.

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com June 12, 2013, 10:15 pm

    Laura’s desserts are so so tempting!! These turned out so delish, Nami! and yes, desserts are quite a pleasure to shoot :)

  • Muna Kenny June 13, 2013, 12:45 am

    I love it when you bake Nami! These bars looks yummy, I love to eat Cherry bars but not make them, because pitting the cherries is a chore.
    Your clicks are just amazing, and mouth watering :)

  • Margo, Thrift at Home June 13, 2013, 7:08 am

    around here, we use brown butter on noodles with breadcrumbs. Vey ethnic Mennonite food :)
    But I want to try these bars when our cherries come in – they look delicious.

  • Reese@seasonwithspice June 13, 2013, 7:43 pm

    They look so GOOD, Nami! I’d have trouble stopping myself from having just two slices. We’ve been checking the cherries at our local grocery since last week. Unfortunately the price is still so high due to the late summer. Probably gotta wait for another week or two before we get to enjoy the sweet fruits. How fun to go cherry pickings with 5 families!

  • kwbentodiary June 13, 2013, 8:23 pm

    Saw your awesome pic from IG so can’t help it looking for the recipe :p And after reading….hmmm..wonder I hv the patient to baked!! Haha…Looks like a lot of work :)

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 13, 2013, 11:55 pm

    These look so delicious!!! And I love the styling, I never thought you could style these square bars so prettily :) Now you’ve given me inspiration to try myself hehe

  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover June 14, 2013, 2:07 am

    Look sooooo tempting!

  • Aunt Clara @ Aunt Clara's Kitchen June 14, 2013, 7:32 am

    That looks just perfect for my tea.

    But on the subject of summer, we couldn’t be on more opposite sides. Of course I live in the tropics, so there’s that. We spend part of our summers in Europe, in part visiting family, in part running from the heat. I will be missing the heat soon, there’s no pleasing humans. :)

  • Manju @ Manju'sEatingDelights June 14, 2013, 9:23 am

    Nami, this looks like a perfect summer dessert….I’ve never tried making dessert bars…
    it looks colorful and pretty! wanna try this next time I get cherries.


  • Lynn Chen June 14, 2013, 7:28 pm

    SERIOUSLY stunning!

  • easyfoodsmith June 15, 2013, 3:04 am

    Cherry bars look awesome! Love the deep hue they have attained after being baked. I have been wanting to make something with cherries ever since they hit the Indian market. Now, i know what to make! Thanks for sharing.

  • Shirley June 16, 2013, 7:51 pm

    What happened to the blogger who was nervous about baking? ;) Look at all the beautiful and scrumptious things you’ve baked over the past year, Nami. These are gorgeous, and I have a weakness for cherry desserts.

  • Tataya Kudo June 16, 2013, 11:24 pm

    What a beautiful dessert! I love anything with cherry– I can imagine how it tastes. Nice post.

  • Christine @ Cooking Crusade June 17, 2013, 5:22 am

    Oh wow, I love the colour of these vibrant cherry bars! I really need to get me one of those cherry pitters :D

  • Asmita June 17, 2013, 5:34 am

    OMG, This looks outstanding. My mouth is watering as I type.

  • Suzanne June 18, 2013, 9:50 pm

    I remember Laura’s bars and your look equally delicious! I need to make these and right now I have a big bag of cherries in my fridge waiting for me to make something with them. Beautiful photos Nami. Have a wonderful week.

  • Terra June 19, 2013, 8:02 pm

    This is my favorite time of the year, I love love snacking on cherries! Your bars look fantastic, your pics make me want to reach in and grab one! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

  • Spencer June 19, 2013, 8:26 pm

    They look absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I reckon I could easily polish off about 10 of them in one go.

  • Julia | JuliasAlbum.com June 20, 2013, 12:39 am

    I love cherries so much: I grew up with a garden filled with tart and sweet cherry trees! Your photos here are so lovely! Pinned!

  • Carol | a cup of mascarpone June 25, 2013, 2:40 pm

    You and Laura have both been killing me with these bars! I’m going to be forced to make them before cherry season is over…like really soon! They look wonderful, Nami…and as always, adore your step-by-step photos!

  • doglover13 July 2, 2013, 9:44 pm

    I tried making these and they turned out AWESOME! would be even better with ice cream!! :)

    • Nami July 6, 2013, 5:08 am

      Yay! So glad to hear you enjoyed it. True, next time I should eat with vanilla ice cream! :D Thank you so much for your feedback!

  • Sheri-Ann Munoz July 10, 2013, 6:27 pm

    My daughter tried this recipe and everyone loved it! The almond adds such a nice touch to the cherries! We will be making this again! Would encourage any of your fans to try it.

    • Nami July 15, 2013, 6:29 pm

      Hi Sheri-Ann! So happy to hear your daughter made this recipe and you liked it! Thank you so much for your feedback. :)

  • Fran @ G'day Souffle' August 1, 2013, 7:30 pm

    Nami, I made these bars yesterday using blueberries instead of cherries (and reduced the butter content a bit) and they were delicious. Thanks for he recipe!

  • Liz August 3, 2013, 10:38 am

    Very nice. Thank you and have a great weekend!

    • Nami August 4, 2013, 2:21 am

      Thank you so much, Liz! I hope you have a great weekend too! xo

  • Juliana November 12, 2014, 6:32 pm

    とてもおいしいです! I baked it for my son’s 1st Birthday for my guests. We live in Singapore and Cherries aren’t easy to come by in fresh produce and so I used canned versions for baking recipes. This was 1 year ago and I loved the recipe so much, I plan to bake for my colleagues this year. 本当にありがとうございます。

    • Nami November 13, 2014, 7:23 pm

      Hi Juliana! ありがとう! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe! Instead of cherries you can use other fruits that are available in Singapore too. :) This is one of my favorite bars as well. Thank you for your kind feedback! :)