Very Berry Bars

3
Sea Sun

By
@Seasun

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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

3/4 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1 dash(es)
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

Step-By-Step

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

About Very Berry Bars

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy