This was very good, but not quite what I thought it would be. From the "bar" name, I expected to get something harder, like a cookie. Instead, it was more towards a sponge-cake (not nearly as soft, though), or a cobbler like another reviewer wrote. My batch may have been a smidgen flatter than desired, since my dish was a little bigger at 9.5 x 13.5 inches; and I didn't quite spread the cherry-pie filling close enough to the edges. I "buttered" the dish with butter-flavored cooking spray. Also, I'd never used lemon zest - I just ran a somewhat fine grater over a lemon, and obtained 1/2 tsp. of finely grated stuff. However, my palate wasn't discriminating enough to discern the lemon juice and lemon zest, but it probably helped the recipe anyway.
I used the suggested canned cherry-pie filling, and it tasted perhaps a bit "unfinished". However, slightly reheated in the microwave, it was maybe even better! Unfortunately, I let it sit around one day too long, and had to throw away the last third of the batch because little white spots of mold appeared (that hasn't happened in a long time!). So my advice to everyone is to gobble this up quickly. I'll add it to my recipe box. Thanks for a nice new treat.
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This was very good, but not quite what I thought it would be. From the "bar" name, I expected...