Mar 16

Strawberry dessert squares

It’s almost spring!

With dreary winter on its way out, I’m starting to get excited for all spring has to offer – warmer weather, blooming flowers and, of course, fresh produce.

Nothing says spring more than strawberries, which is mostly why I was drawn to this recipe.

This recipe doesn’t actually use fresh strawberries, which is kind of a bummer. It uses canned pie filling, which I usually avoid at all costs. I kind of wanted to come up with my own strawberry filling, but I wasn’t sure what combination of ingredients would bake as nicely as pie filling. Also, I wanted a quick sugar fix.

These are super easy to make, and pretty tasty too. They’re thick and moist, and the strawberry pie filling isn’t all that bad.

Recipe: Strawberry dessert squares

Adapted from More from Magnolia cookbook

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup canned strawberry pie filling
  • confectioner’s sugar for dusting
  • baking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Spray Pam in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. With a mixer on medium speed, cream the butter with the granulated sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla. Add the flour and mix thoroughly.
  3. Spread the dough evenly in the prepared pan.  With a small, sharp knife (or toothpick), score into 20 squares.  Place a teaspoon of pie filling in the center of each scored square.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar before cutting and serving.

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1 comment

  1. phillip tolin

    came out very well. will make again and use other
    flavor pie filling

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