Summer means that world famous Northwest cherries are in season. This fresh and simple recipe offers a delicious dessert option the whole family will love.
Sweet Cherry Blondies
1-1/3 cups (325 ml) flour
1-1/3 cups (325 ml) packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) salt
1/2 cup (125 ml) vegetable oil
1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla
1 cup (225 ml) pitted and halved Northwest fresh sweet cherries
1/2 cup (118 ml) chopped pecans
Preparation Method: Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, oil, eggs and vanilla; mix on low speed of electric mixer until blended. Mix one minute on medium speed. Batter will be thick. Spread half of batter in oiled and floured 9-inch baking pan.
Toss cherries in small amount of flour.
Scatter cherries over batter; spread remaining batter over cherries. Sprinkle pecans over top.
Bake at 325°F (163°C) 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near centre comes out clean.
Cool on rack and cut into 16 pieces.