Blueberry Bars Recipe
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Blueberry Bars Recipe

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Our three sons like these bars so much that after they were married, each of my daughters-in-law asked for the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (21 ounces) blueberry pie filling
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 124 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture just until combined.
  2. Spread half of the batter into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Spread with pie filling; sprinkle with nutmeg. Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over the top.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over warm bars. Cool completely on a wire rack. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Blueberry Bars in Country Extra July 2003, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 124 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

"This is my go to recipe for potluck dessert. I have also used raspberry pie filling and it is better than the blueberry. If I can find blackberry pie filling I am going to try it with that!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"Delicious Big Smile The sweet taste of blueberry with just a little tang of lemon. I put the glaze in a zip loc bag and snip the corner off to drizzle it on the bars. I make it with homemade filling rather than canned. It's easy and yummy. 3/4 cup of sugar,1/4 cup of cornstarch,1/4 cup water, and 1 and 1/2 cups blueberry. Boil it all for a couple of minutes while stirring . When it turns thick and jelly like it's ready to use"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"Very good and several people asked me for the recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"I have made these bars many times and I have always added a few fresh blueberries to the pie filling, you get much more blueberry flavor and it is so good!!!!I"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"Rather than using a pie filling, I would like some input as to using fresh blueberries. How would I adjust the recipe for this?"

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