I got this recipe from a woman that I worked with at Hillcrest Church. It's a simple recipe and so delicious, a perfect potluck contribution. The cherry and almond flavours are a natural pairing. I've had several requests for the recipe, so here it is:
1 cup of butter
2 cups of sugar
3 cups of flour
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1.5 tsp. pure almond extract
1 can of cherry pie filling, or you can make your own if you have a sour cherry tree.
Cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and almond extract. Add eggs one at a time. Blend in flour. Spread 2/3 of the mixture over the bottom of a large greased sheet pan. Cover with the cherries and top with blobs of the remaining batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.