Cherry Blondies

by lisa on July 11, 2012 · 13 comments

Believe it or not, I am not a chocolate person. I would much rather have a dessert filled with fruit and whipped cream. Give me strawberry short cake or key lime pie and I will skip the brownies every time.

My son is the chocolate person in this house and he constantly begs for me to make him brownies. My hubby and daughter are not big chocolate fans either. So my son gets his share of brownies when I bake them. But sorry buddy, today this dessert is for the rest of the family. Instead of chocolate brownies, I decided to go with blondies instead. I had a bag of cherries which I wanted to use up so I thought they would be the perfect complement to these sweet buttery squares.

The blondes are on the thinner side because I used a nine inch pan. Next time I would use an eight inch pan to make them just a tad thicker. Next time might be tomorrow because half of them are gone already!

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Cherry Blondies
Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 9
A sweet buttery baked treat using fresh cherries.
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup pitted cherries, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 by 8 baking pan.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter and sugar mixture. Fold in the cherries.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden and toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 20 minutes before cutting into 9 squares.

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Ramona July 11, 2012 at 9:38 am

fresh cherries are always a favorite of mine


Heather DiNuzzo July 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

OMG! I was just thinking of dessert, and nobody here likes eating cherries fresh like I do – I’m going to try this!


Kate July 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

My husband is the chocolate fan. I’m like you.


Cathy W July 12, 2012 at 12:46 am

Perfect…I have a bag of cherries in the fridge! I’m a chocolate fan, but I can’t object to something that looks this good. 🙂


Katherine S July 12, 2012 at 6:52 am

I love cherries i am going to make this today,can’t wait to try them,they sound and look great.


The Food Hunter July 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Cherry blondies work for me. great recipe.


Colleen (SouffleBombay) July 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I am so with you on the chocolate thang! These look fantastic, I love that you used fresh cherries! Yummers!


Danielle D'Ambrosio July 13, 2012 at 7:18 am

You are just like my boyfriend – I’m not sure how anyone doesn’t LOVE chocolate but then looking at these blondies – I could just stick with these, too! Delicious and cherries are on sale this week. We will have to try them 🙂


carrian July 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm

My family is out picking cherries as we speak. This is perfect!


patsy July 18, 2012 at 8:38 am

I imagine that a 2nd batch won’t last long either! They look so yummy!


Erica July 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Me too!!! I’m much more of a fruity person. These look amazing


Eliana July 23, 2012 at 11:53 am

Hmmm – these look just perfect for summer!


S July 24, 2012 at 5:18 am

Looks good!:) 🙂


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