very berry bars

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By Sea Sun
from West Des Moines, IA

I adopted this recipe on JAP and made a few changes. I made two versions...one is a blueberry bar using almond extract and a dash of cinnamon in the sugar topping. The second is a triple berry bar using vanilla extract. I dusted powdered sugar over these for presentation. These are very moist and more like a dessert than a bar cookie. Delicious!

prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For very berry bars

  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 dash
    cinnamon (see description)
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2/3 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (or almond)
  • 1 1/2 c
    raspberries or blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 tsp
    grated lemon peel
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How To Make very berry bars

  • 1
    Blueberries/raspberries should be fresh or frozen, not thawed.
  • 2
    May use a mixture of the two.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 4
    Spray an 8\" square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 5
    In a small bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  • 6
    Whisk in buttermilk and vanilla.
  • 7
    Spread evenly into prepared pan.
  • 8
    Distribute berries evenly over batter.
  • 9
    In a small bowl, combine sugar, constarch, and lemon peel.
  • 10
    Sprinkle evenly over berries and bake in upper third of oven 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and beginning to pull away form the edges of pan.
  • 11
    Cool completely before cutting.
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