Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
- 1 (18 ounce) package white cake mix (or yellow)
- 1 1⁄4 cups rolled quick oats, divided
- 1⁄2 cup margarine or 1⁄2 cup butter, room temperature, divided
- 1 egg
- 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
- Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 13x9-inch pan.
- Combine cake mix, 6 tablespoons butter and 1 cup rolled oats. Reserve 1 cup of this for crumb topping.
- To remaining mixture, add egg; mix well.
- Press into pan. Pour cherry filling over crust; spread to cover.
- In large bowl add remaining 1 cup crumb mixture, 1/4 cup oats, 2 tablespoons butter, nuts, and brown sugar. Mix well. Sprinkle over cherries. Bake 30-40 minutes.
Exellent recipe! I used unsalted butter instead of margerine, which we do not use. I also added 1 tsp.Almond extract into the Cherry pie filling. A pretty dessert just in time for Valentine's Day! Thanks for posting. :-)
This is a great recipe! Received thumbs-up all around the dinner table. We don't usually have dessert during the week, too tired to fuss. This went from pantry to oven in less than 5 minutes, using ingredients I normally have on hand. I think it would be great with apple pie filling, adding cinnamon to topping. Thanks for posting!!
I made this with chopped slivered almonds instead of pecans. Next time I will add some amaretto or almond flavor to add interest.
I found the recipe to be overly sweet. The combination of the sweet cherry pie filling and sugary cake mix is overwhelming. Next time I will make the cake part by scratch and eliminate much of the sugar.
These bars are very crumbly--not a bad thing in itself. But I recommend serving them on a plate, perhaps with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.