Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blueberry Bars - By Valerie

 In honor of Father's Day, and our wonderful Daddy who LOVES blueberries,
we decided to post one of our favorite blueberry recipes!
We make these bars often, because they are so delicious, easy and fairly nutritious!  :-)
The original recipe calls for a can of blueberry pie filling,
but we like to make the filling from scratch with frozen Mossyrock blueberries!
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Recipe Ingredients: (We one and half this recipe so that we can make a 13 X 9 size pan)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 (21-ounce) can blueberry pie filling (See recipe below for our homemade recipe.)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Mix all ingredients and cut in butter.  Reserve 2 cups of crumb mixture for topping.
  3. Press the remaining mixture into an ungreased 9-inch baking dish. Bake crust for 5 minutes; remove and add blueberry pie filling into the pan. Top with the reserved crumbs. Bake for 25 minutes or until top is crisp. Cool on a wire rack before cutting.
Makes 16 bars.

Blueberry filling Recipe (We times this by 8 for a 13 X 9 pan ;-)

1 cup blueberries
2 Tb. sugar
1 tsp. corn starch
1 Tb. lemon juice
2 Tb. water

Put all ingredients in a medium pot.  Bring to a simmer and cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until blueberries are soft and syrupy. 

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