Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.
In the body of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy, 2 minutes.
Add in the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated then add in the vanilla and almond extract until combined. Scrape down the sides. Add the flour and stir it in until combined, there should be no dry patches. Scrape down the sides then stir a couple more times.
Press ¾ of the dough mixture into the bottom of the baking dish.
Add the pie filling on top and spread it out. Dollop the remaining batter on top of the pie filling and gently spread it out, you still want some of the pie filling to peek through.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown on top.
Let cool for 5 minutes in the baking dish. Lift the pie bars out and let them cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Add a dusting of powdered sugar, optional.
We use a little bit of almond extract in this recipe as we love the flavor, this is optional.
Instead of using powdered sugar you could also make a powdered sugar glaze to top these bars.
They can be frozen, see my tips above on that.
Use any pie filling that you like, this works with various different flavors.
You can also make your own homemade filling instead.
Blueberry Bars Recipe found on https://thissillygirlskitchen.com/blueberry-bars/ *All nutritional information is approximate and may not be 100% accurate. Please consult a nutritionist for more specific information.