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Sweet Cherry Blondies



  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pitted and halved fresh sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Oil and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, oil, eggs and vanilla extract; mix on low speed of electric mixer until blended. Mix for 1 minute on medium speed. Batter will be thick.
  3. Spread half of batter in prepared baking pan.
  4. Toss cherries in small amount of flour. Scatter cherries over batter; spread remaining batter over cherries.
  5. Sprinkle pecans over top.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
  7. Cool on rack and cut into 16 pieces.

Makes 16 servings.

Chocolate Chip variation: Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips over batter with pecans.


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