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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cherry Brownies

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Cherry Brownies were a favourite at my house growing up.
My Mom made them often because my Dad loved them, and still loves them.
The recipe was passed down from his kind, sweet Grandmother Inez.
She lived to be 94 years old and was  married  for almost 75 years to my great-grandfather Rupert.
They raised 11 children in a dear little house that still stands to this day, although they passed away in the mid-1970's.
When I was growing up, my Mom made Cherry Brownies with a very thin cherry-flavoured icing.
 I have taken a few liberties with the recipe to update them for  a bit more of a gourmet coffee shop  look.
 {I also changed the name from Cherry Squares to Cherry an older sister of the original recipe.}
I have adapted the recipe to fit today's tastes... a thicker square, thicker icing and chocolate drizzle and cherry on top  to make them look ever more pur-ty.
And they taste divine....moist and cherry sweet and delish.
You will not be disappointed with this very easy recipe!

 Cherry Brownies
{makes 16 squares in 8x8 pan}

1.5 cups white sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1.5 cups flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup chopped red cherries

Favourite frosting, tinted pink if desired.
Melted chocolate for drizzling.
Cherries with stems.

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla.
3. Stir together flour and baking powder. Add into butter & sugar mixture.  Mix until blended.
4. Add  chopped cherries.
5. Pour into greased 8x8 baking pan.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. {The top of the squares will look very brown when done, but will taste just fine!}
7. Let cool. Then frost with favorite icing tinted pink. Flavour icing with a little cherry juice from the jar of cherries if desired.
8. When icing has set, drizzle melted chocolate on top if desired. Let chocolate set.
9. Cut & remove from pan. Add cherries to slices just before serving

These would be perfect to make as a treat for neighbours or friends for Valentine's Day... or even for your adorable people at home.

Thank you Great Grammie Inez for such an amazing recipe that we are still enjoying!
Your Great Granddaughter Angie
And these fun boards on Pinterest:

This post is linked to:
The Party Bunch Sugarbee Crafts, Time To Sparkle, What's Cooking With Ruthie, Tip Me Tuesday, Block Party, Monday FundayTime To Sparkle,


JoKnows said...

They look lovely and amazing Angie. And what a sweet story to go along with them. :)

Rustown Mom said...

Omigosh these look amazing! How am I ever going to choose what to make for my peeps, Angie? (:

Nails Beautiqued said...

You have the best looking deserts and recipes :)

Michelle {The Purple Pumpkin Blog} said...

Such a lovely story...married for 75 years? Amazing, just amazing ♥

These look so delicious, I've pinned them for future baking and would love for you to come share them at this weeks Link Party at The Purple Pumpkin Blog.

Have a fab weekend!

Michelle xx

Wanda Ann Olsen said...

How fun and yummy these look. I would love for you to share them at my link party at
It starts Tuesday and goes till Thursday. Hope to see you there. I pinned them.
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

Dewdrop Gardens said...

These look and sound delicious! And I'm not a huge sweet eater, bet these could tempt me.
Followed you over from the Canadian Bloggers FB group.
Debbie :)

Hilary Cook said...

OMG! So NOT what I need to see when I am trying to be so good, but they look lovely. Those might have to be made for our family fun night since I am looking for things to bring the family together. Thanks for such a lovely receipe.

Tanya Payzant said...

Angie, these look awesome. Pinned them. :) My maternal grandmothers name was Inez as well. I love using recipes of hers too! Have a great weekend.

Inspire Me Heather said...

Oh, they look soooo sweet!

Cindy said...

I have pinned this on my Yummy Desserts board! It sounds wonderful!

A to Zebra Celebrations said...

Yummylicious!!! I can't wait to try these. I hope you come by to link-

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The brownies sound great and your pictures are beautiful:@)

Feral Turtle said...

Great to see your brownies featured at The 36th Avenue Blog! I made them yesterday, and they turned out so good! Cheers.

Christi said...

These look great! Thanks for sharing, I'm a new follower!


Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

These look amazing! I pinned this so I can make them later. Yum.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

These are darling little "cherry squares". I'm not much of a baker but I am going to make these. They look so yummy... and pretty!
Thanks so much for bringing your sweetness to ON THE MENU MONDAY.

Nonny said...

I love anything cherries!! These look wonderful!!

Stopping by from Craft o Maniac Hop!

Winnie said...

These brownies (I'd call them blonidies) are very beautiful!

Bos said...

Thanks for posting this recipe! My grandmother also used to make something similar, it was a cherry cake! So delicious!

Rachel O. said...

Cherry brownies... you are kidding me. These look fantastic. Seriously - so amazing. I need to make them asap!! Ah!

Sara said...

Yummy and beautiful!! Hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party!!

Danielle Giannandrea said...

Mmmm! These look divine! A perfect Valentine's Day treat!

Danielle xo

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

These look sooo good! Sharing these on Twitter!

Cheryl Kirkness said...

I can't believe I've never heard of cherry brownies before! I have to try these for sure. Thanks for linking them up!

Ruthie Armstrong said...

Chocolate and Cherry is one my fave combinations... YUM! I'd love to have you come and share at Super Saturday Show & Tell today :) xoxo~ Ruthie

April Tuell said...

Love this! I'd like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

Hope to see you there :)


Katharine Devinney said...

Wanted to let you know that I tweeted your recipe tonight. Here is the url

Jamie Harrington said...

We featured your Cherry Brownie today over on Living Locurto for #livingcreative Thursdays! Thanks so much!

Winnie said...

These are fantastic! I've never tried cherry brownies and I really like what I see here :)

TheCanadianBeautyBug Page said...

I love cherry & this recipe.
Will be making this sometime soon

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