Saturday, August 21, 2021

Blueberry Pie Bars #Recipe @PegCochran


More blueberries!  I can't get enough of them this summer.  And I'm always looking for new ways to use them.  I thought this recipe was intriguing--not quite a crumble and not quite a cobbler.  I decided to try it and I'm glad I did! The recipe comes from Averie Cooks.



Bottom Crust and Top Crumble Topping

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 1/2 cups flour

pinch salt 



1 large egg

Heaping 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (I used non-fat)

1/3 cup granulated white sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 


Blueberry Layer

12 ounces (2 cups) blueberries fresh or frozen  

1/3 cup granulated white sugar or to taste depending on sweetness of berries (I used 1/4 cup since the berries were very sweet)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons cornstarch 




Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  For easy clean-up, line an 8 inch square pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.  I left a bit of an overhang and was able to lift the bars out of the pan for cutting.


 Crust & Crumble Topping


Melt butter in microwave.  Add the sugars and mix to combine.


Add the flour, salt and stir.  Mixture will be crumbly.




Set aside a heaping ¾ cup of crumble mixture (this will be for the topping)


Place remaining mixture in pan and gently press the mixture into the bottom of the pan to form a crust.






In a separate bowl, add the egg, Greek yogurt, sugar, vanilla and mix to combine.


Add the flour and mix well.


Pour the filling evenly over the crust and tilt pan to distribute it evenly.




Blueberry Layer


Add all the filling ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.


Distribute blueberry mixture evenly over the filling in the pan.


Sprinkle the top with reserved ¾ cup crumble/crust mixture.






Bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 60 minutes or until crumble topping is golden and the edges are bubbling and there is some bubbling in the center.  Timing may vary according to your oven—best to check after 50 minutes.




Cool on a wire rack for at least two hours before slicing and serving or the bars will fall apart.  I put the pan in the refrigerator to continue to cool while we ate dinner because I knew hubby was anxious to try one!


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  1. This does sound good: crunchy crumbs, custard, and blueberries!

  2. Looks so delicious, especially on your beautiful platter!

    1. Thanks! The plate came from my mother-in-law.

  3. Another yummy recipe, Peg! I will definitely be making these. Hugs MJ