Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blueberry Pie Bars Recipe





I got a fantastic deal on some blueberries at Trader Joe's a couple weeks ago and needed to find a recipe to use them in. After browsing Pinterest for awhile, I stumbled on this recipe and I knew it would be the perfect one to try! I just love how these bars turned out. They have just enough sweetness and the filling goes great with the crust. These would be a great dessert for picnics or BBQ's in the summer, or for dinner and family gatherings during the winter. You could also substitute any berry depending on what you have, or what's on sale! Enjoy!!

Blueberry Pie Bars (print recipe)

What you need:

Crust & Topping:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cups sugar
pinch of salt
1 1/2 sticks chilled butter, cubed

Filling:
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup all purpose flour
pinch of salt
3 cups fresh blueberries

Directions:

Crust & Topping:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 8x11 glass baking dish. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and cubed butter with an electric mixer until you reach a crumbly consistency. Set aside 3/4 cup of the mixture for the topping, and press the rest of the crust mixture into the bottom of the glass baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside while you make the filling.

Filling:
Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add sugar, sour cream, flour & salt. Gently stir in the blueberries. Spoon the mixture evenly over the crust. Sprinkle the reserved crust evenly over the filling. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Cool for 1 hour before serving.

Recipe source: Joy the Baker (adapted)

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This recipe was shared at these fun parties:
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sister's Stuff
Work it Wednesday at High Heels and Grills
Show & Share Wednesday at Semi Homemade Mom
Wednesday Extravaganza at Hungry Little Girl
Wonderful Food Wednesday at At Home Take 2
Recipe Sharing Monday at Jam Hands
Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training
Trick or Treat Tuesday at Inside BruCrew Life
Totally Tasty Tuesdays at Mandy's Recipe Box
In and Out of the Kitchen at Feeding Big
Mealtime Monday at Couponing & Cooking
Church Supper at Everyday Mom's Meals
Weekend Potluck at The Better Baker
Tasty Thursdays at Mandatory Mooch
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Tasty Thursday at Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
Thursdays Treasures at Recipes for my Boys

31 comments:

  1. Oh Sheena you are right these bars sound awesome! I do LOVE me some blueberries.

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  2. These look amazing! I will be trying these for sure, love blueberry pie and cookie bars- so together= awesome! I am your newest follower!
    Christi
    www.the-not-so-perfect-momblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Christi! These bars are incredible! Now following you as well! :)

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  3. Oh those turned out so pretty! I can't wait for Summer and making recipes like this for get togethers :) If you don't mind I wanted to invite you to come link up at Recipe Sharing Monday and share your favorite recipes. Have a super week. :)

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  4. This looks so good, I can't stand it. Blueberries are my fav. Pinning!

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  5. Hi Sheena,
    Your Blueberry Pie Bars look awesome! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. These look so good. Love blueberry! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  7. So pretty! I have some blueberries in my freezer!

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  8. I am a lover of bar desserts so to see my favorite pie in bar form makes me oh so happy! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe :)

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  9. oh how I love blueberries! Thank you for sharing. I have pinned this for later.
    Thank you for linking up with us at "In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party" with Feeding Big.
    Dawn
    http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow these look good! Next time blueberries go on sale I know what I'm making! Found you at Totally Tasty Tuesdays @ Mandy's Recipe Box!

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    1. Thanks Nancy! They are so good! Glad you stopped by!

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  11. I love blueberries and I'm always looking for new ways to use them! These bars sound delicious!!!

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  12. 1 - I'm jealous of trader joe's...:) we don't have one!

    2 - these look amazing!

    Found you at Hungry Little girl!

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    1. Thank you!! I know how you feel about Trader Joes, our nearest one is 45 minutes away! I try to get there as much as possible! :)

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  13. These look amazing! Just pinned! {Found you at Six Sisters!}

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  14. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

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  15. I wish I could take a fork and dig in through the screen! So moist and delicious looking. Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - see you there again this week with more deliciousness :)

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  16. they look gorgeous, and i can smell their goodness through the screen!

    stopping by via whimsy wednesdays and hope you'll find a moment to come hang out, dream, reflect, share and notice lovely. http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2013/02/jadore-milieu.html?showComment=1360156518676

    smiles to you, lovely blogger.

    michele

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  17. I was trying to copy/paste this recipe for later. I'm not hooked up to a printer and I don't "pin", so I don't know how to 'get' this recipe to try later. Can you send it to me? Thanks.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  18. I cannot wait to try this recipe in the summer time. Seems like a perfect summer night dessert :) Thanks for posting it!

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  19. Will frozen blueberries work in this recipe?

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    1. I'm not sure how frozen blueberries will work. I'm not much of a baker, but I think it might be too runny using frozen. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

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    2. I used frozen blueberries in this recipe and the bars turned out great! I did bake them a bit longer though, about 65 minutes, but I also had the oven temperature at 325°F. These are delicious! And so much easier than making a pie!

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    3. Thanks so much for letting me know how it turned out using frozen blueberries! I really love how easy this recipe is. I'm not much of a pie maker :)

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  20. Sounds amazing Sheena, pinning :)

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