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Jan 23, 2013

Delicious Blueberry Pie Bars Recipe

These berry pie bars are a tasty dessert that's great for bake sales, spring and summer picnics, parties and of course, after dinner! Also delicious with cherries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries!


Blueberry Pie Bars



These berry pie bars are a tasty dessert that's great for bake sales, spring and summer picnics, parties and of course, after dinner! Also delicious with cherries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries!


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These berry pie bars are a tasty dessert that's great for bake sales, spring and summer picnics, parties and of course, after dinner! Also delicious with cherries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries!


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. 

I just love how cheap blueberries are this time of year. I've even had some the size of a quarter, and they were SO sweet and juicy. I could eat a whole package in one sitting, no lie!

After browsing through my cookbooks for awhile, I stumbled on this berry pie bar 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. We even put them in my daughter's lunchbox for school.

You could also substitute any berry depending on what you have, or what's on sale, or if blueberries aren't your thing.

Pie is defintely my favorite dessert. I'm not much of a baker through, so these bars are a perfect substitute for people like me.


These berry pie bars are a tasty dessert that's great for bake sales, spring and summer picnics, parties and of course, after dinner! Also delicious with cherries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries!


What is in blueberry pie bars?


  • All purpose flour: It's a combination of hard and soft wheats. Bleached flour provides a softer texture. It's versatile and you can bake most anything with it!
  • Granulated sugar: Also known as white sugar, table sugar or regular sugar. It's grainy, common and used in many types of recipes.
  • Sour cream: This fermented cream is made from regular cream and becomes thick and sour from lactic acid bacteria. This can be used in sweet and savory recipes and if you're interested in making it homemade try this recipe! It's a great source of calcium. 
  • Fresh blueberries: Eating this fruit daily can improve heart health. They are low in calories, packed full of antioxidants and should be refrigerated after purchasing them. 



These berry pie bars are a tasty dessert that's great for bake sales, spring and summer picnics, parties and of course, after dinner! Also delicious with cherries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries!


Other blueberry recipes you may like:




This recipe is ready in these steps:


  • Preheat the oven
  • Grease a glass baking dish 
  • In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and cubed butter with an electric mixer
  • Set aside 3/4 cup of the mixture for the topping
  • Press the rest of the crust mixture into the bottom of the glass baking dish
  • Bake for until golden brown
  • Remove from the oven and set aside
  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl 
  • Add sugar, sour cream, flour and salt
  • Gently stir in the blueberries 
  • Spoon the mixture over the crust 
  • Sprinkle the reserved crust over the filling
  • Bake and cool before serving


Full recipe below



These berry pie bars are a tasty dessert that's great for bake sales, spring and summer picnics, parties and of course, after dinner! Also delicious with cherries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries!



You can add or substitute with the following ingredients:


  • cherries
  • cranberries
  • strawberries
  • coconut
  • blackberries
  • raspberries
  • boysenberry
  • black raspberries
  • huckleberry



These berry pie bars are a tasty dessert that's great for bake sales, spring and summer picnics, parties and of course, after dinner! Also delicious with cherries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries!


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These berry pie bars are a tasty dessert that's great for bake sales, spring and summer picnics, parties and of course, after dinner! Also delicious with cherries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries!



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These berry pie bars are a tasty dessert that's great for bake sales, spring and summer picnics, parties and of course, after dinner! Also delicious with cherries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries!



Blueberry Pie Bars

Yield: 12 bars
Author:

ingredients:

  • Crust and 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

instructions:

  1. Crust and Topping:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Grease a 7x11 glass baking dish. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and cubed butter with an electric mixer until you reach a crumbly consistency.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside while you make the filling.
  6. Filling:
  7. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add sugar, sour cream, flour & salt.
  8. Gently stir in the blueberries. Spoon the mixture evenly over the crust. Sprinkle the reserved crust evenly over the filling.
  9. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Cool for 1 hour before serving.
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These berry pie bars are a tasty dessert that's great for bake sales, spring and summer picnics, parties and of course, after dinner! Also delicious with cherries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries!



What readers are saying about this recipe:


  • Lea- Third time I've made these!!! My family loves them
  • Carol- Good recipe but I did vary it because of diabetic family members, and frozen raspberries  as well as blueberries.  Added coconut as I'd been wanting something with it.  Lined my pan with parchment paper.  Lifted out well and cuts neatly.  Quick and easy great Sunday night dessert.
  • Susan- Very easy and delicious.  I used the blueberries from my blueberry patch.   I let them thaw a bit, but the bars turned out great!
  • Shawna- This was yum!!!!!



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37 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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  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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  21. I made these earlier this week and loved them! That is really saying something too, because I don't like blueberries at all. I made them for a school event, and wasn't even going to try one bc I don't like blueberries, but they looked so good that I couldn't resist. I'm glad I didn't because I loved them! My husband and kids did too. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I love blueberries. This looks so good. I will have to try it.

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  23. Cant wait for blueberries to go on sale so I can try these deluscious - looking bars...and yes, they look easier and neater than blueberry pie!

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  24. Awesome bars! I added the zest of a lemon to the filling and a few tablespoons of rolled oats to the topping. I love blueberries and lemon. Super easy recipe.

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