Another very rich bar cookie, but very delicious. It would be perfect for special occasions like Christmas, family gatherings or anything out of the ordinary. But be warned, they are addictive!
The bottom crust:
3/4 cup softened butter
3 tbsp. sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
Cut the butter into the flour and sugar, then press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, beat together the following:
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tsp. vanilla
Beat together until smooth, then stir in 1 cup dried cherries and 1 cup chopped pecans. Pour over the prebaked crust and return to the oven for another 20-30 minutes. The bottom will be browned and the topping with be bubbly and set. Remove from the oven and cool, slice into bars while still slightly warm, but allow to cool completely before removing from the pan. Refrigerate leftovers.