I searched around for a recipe and ended up almost pulling together my mom's recipe. I'll share the recipe I made:
1 3/4 cup of sugar
1 cup of softened butter
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 t almond extract
3 cups flour (+2T for high altitude)
Cream the butter sugar and eggs until smooth. Add the vanilla and almond extracts. Sift the flour and baking powder and mix until combined.
Dollop the remaining batter on top of the pie filling.
Bake 350F for 45 minutes, or until the top turns golden brown.
Allow to cool and then slice the bars.
I arranged some of the bars on a flat white platter to resemble the American flag.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
This plate went to my dad for Father's Day last weekend!