Blueberry Dessert Squares Recipe
"This easy dessert will satisfy your taste buds," promises Lori Halme of Battle Ground, Washington. The recipe makes a smaller pan, but you will still have enough flavorful fruit bars to share...or to enjoy the next day. TIP: "These square taste best served warm and topped with ice cream," Lori recommends.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Press half of the mixture into a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until brown around the edges.
- Combine the blueberries and sugar; sprinkle over crust. Top with remaining oat mixture; press down gently. Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Blueberry Dessert Squares in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p27
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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012
Simple and delicious!! I use butter flavor shortening and my husband loves it. I make it once a week.