Megan - posted on 03/10/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. baking cocoa
1 c. cold butter
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp. almond extract
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
2 c. (12 oz) semi sweet chocolate chips
1 c. chopped almonds
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar & cocoa. Cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly. Add egg & almond extract until blended. Set aside 1 c. for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into a 13x9x2 baking pan. Carefully top with pie filling. Combine chocolate chips, almonds & reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over pir filling.
Bake @ 350* for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before cutting.