Sour Cherry Crumb Bars

Sour Cherry Crumb Bars

Have you ever tried sour cherry crumb bars? Have you any idea how awesome this is? There is just not enough words to describe it but to bake it and taste it :) Go! Now! Today :)

Sour Cherry Crumb Bars

200 g flour
100 g + 50 g sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
1 tsp rum
120 g butter
2 Tbsp corn starch
240 g pitted sour cherries

In a bowl mix flour, 100 g sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, slightly whisk the egg yolk with rum. Stir it into the flour mixture and then add cold, diced butter. Knead into a crumbly dough.

Line 20×20 cm baking pan with baking paper and press 2/3 of the dough on the bottom of it.

Mix cherries with corn starch and 50 g sugar and pulse a couple of rounds in a blender. Transfer on top of the layer of dough in a pan. Crumble the remaining dough on top.

Bake in a preheated oven on 375°F/190°C for about 40 minutes. Wait for the cake to cool completely before you cut it into a bite sized pieces.


If using frozen fruit, make sure you strain it well before use. You can also use jam instead of fresh fruit. In that case, you won’t need corn starch and additional sugar.
This recipe got published in an online cookbook with the recipes for appetizers and small desserts for the patron saint day’s celebration.

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  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats December 12, 2013 8:27 am

    Yum these look delicious!! I love anything with cherries in it :)

  • Anna December 24, 2013 6:35 pm

    What a cool recipe! I had to improvise a bit on the filling (no sour cherries in sight, so I used sour strawberries and a bit of triple berry jam, instead). I never would’ve thought to make a crust without any milk, but the dry, crumbly dough works so well with a gooey fruit filling. Thanks!

  • Dina January 8, 2014 12:13 am

    they look yummy!

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