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Blueberry Lattice Bars

 Blueberry Lattice Bars
Since our area has an annual blueberry festival, my daughters and I are always looking for great new berry recipes to enter in the cooking contest. These lovely yummy bars won a blue ribbon one year. -Debbie Ayers, Baileyville, Maine
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the blueberries, sugar and
  • cornstarch to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened.
  • Roll two-thirds of the dough into a 14-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Place
  • in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with filling. Roll out
  • remaining dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut into 1/2-in.-wide strips;
  • make a lattice crust over filling.
  • Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool

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Blueberry Lattice Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 185 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.