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Cherry-Oatmeal Squares

Makes 9 to 12 squares

This is a quick and easy dessert that came from my mother. It is basically a cherry crisp with a bottom crust that uses canned pie filling and is absolutely delicious. Enjoy.


Preheat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, walnuts, oats, butter and flour. Work with fingers until crumbs form. Reserve 1-1/2 cups.

Press remaining crumbs into bottom of a 9-inch square baking dish. Stir cinnamon into cherry filling; spread over crust. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over top; press down gently. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on rack; cut into 9 to 12 squares, depending on desired size. Serve as is or with optional ice cream or whipped cream.