Blueberry Bars

12
Servings
30m
Prep Time
30m
Cook Time
1h
Ready In


"We enjoyed these bars and have been making them whenever we are lucky enough to have blueberries on hand. They are a bit of work but we think they are worth it! Recipe source: The Finnish Cookbook"

Original recipe yields 12 servings
OK

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (86 g)
  • Calories 298.7
  • Total Fat - 15.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 40.7 mg
  • Sodium - 199.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 37.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 15.1 g
  • Protein - 3.1 g
  • Calcium - 24.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

To make the crust: sift the dry ingredients together (flour-baking powder)in a mixing bowl. Using two knives or a pastry blender mix the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. With your hands press the mixture into a dough and then roll out dough into a rectangle large enough to fit a 12 x 16 inch baking sheet (the kind with sides or use a roasting pan), reserving 1/2 cup of the dough to use as a topping. Place crust in pan, patching if needed.

Step 2

With your fingers, form a ridge around the edge of the dough, so filling will not spill onto floor of oven.

Step 3

To prepare filling: in a mixing bowl combine blueberries with the remainder of the ingredients (sugar - salt) and spread filling over dough.

Step 4

Roll out reserved dough and roll out into a rectangle and cut into strips and place in a lattice pattern over blueberry filling -- or just crumble the remaining dough over the filling (this is what we usually do). Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired as bars are not very sweet.

Step 5

Bake in preheated 375 degree F oven for 25-30 minutes.

Step 6

Cut into squares to serve.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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QueenBea

Hubby said this was a very tasty bar!! But I did have to make a few changes. After rolling out the dough into a 12 by 16 inch rectangle as instructed in recipe directions and laying it on the baking sheet there was barely enough blueberries to cover the crust so I just tossed over another 2 cups of blueberries. It was cooked and edges starting to brown after 15 minutes so perhaps the size of the baking sheet recommended is incorrect. I had over 24 2 inch square bars.

review by:
(9 Aug 2014)