Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blueberry Bars

One of my favorite fruit flavors for desserts is blueberry.  Kevin needed to bring a dish for a large school meeting so I thought a nice blueberry bar would do the trick.  I found this recipe online and decided to try it.

Typically, I use two main websites, and  My strategy for selecting recipe is to always  sort by ratings/reviews. That has generally worked very well and this time was no different. I will be using this recipe as a base recipe and try it with different fillings.

This produced a very moist cake layer with a nice crumb to it.  I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Blueberry Bars
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 ¾ cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 (21 ounce) can blueberry pie filling
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 ¼ cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

1.  In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. 

2.  Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture just until combined. 

3.  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.

4.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. 

5.  In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bars.

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