Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blackberry Pie Bars


Blackberries are in season here right now, and since I have a great hubby that works outdoors...he finds the best blackberry patches that are just there for the picking. There is just something calming to me about berry picking or any kind of picking for that matter. I could pick for hours and I did just that with these berries. It makes me happy! :)

We had a cookout with our church this past Sunday and had so much fun! I made these to take. I don't know..but when we have a get together and I need to take something, bars always come to mind. They are easy to just pick up and go.

These bars have a sweet crust with a moist, gooey filling and then the crunch on top. I will make them again and probably try different berries in them or maybe peaches!

Blackberry Pie Bars

For the dough:
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
Zest of one lemon
Pinch of salt

1. Rub zest of lemon into sugar using the back of the spoon creating a lemon scented sugar.

2. In the bowl of your mixer, dump in flour, sugar/lemon zest mixture, butter and salt. Beat with the paddle attachment for a couple of minutes until the dough comes together in small chunks.

3. Press half of the dough into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan. Set aside the remaining dough.
4. Bake the dough for 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Let cool for 10 minutes.

For the filling:
2 large eggs1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 cups blackberries (if using frozen, thaw and drain first)

1. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add sugar, sour cream and flour to the eggs. Mix well and then fold blackberries.

2. Pour blackberries over baked crust and spread evenly.

3. Sprinkle the reserved dough on top of the blackberry mixture and bake for 50-60 minutes.

4. Let cool one hour before serving.

29 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Oh yum - these sure look great with that crumbly topping.

Katherine Aucoin said...

These are definitely eye candy!

Bethie said...

Ugh, these look soooo yummy. How can we make them WW's friendly? LOL!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Yumm! I love crumb toppings! I only wish I could go picking for such wonderful berries :(

The Blonde Duck said...

Bluberries are on sale here...would that work?

琳楊楊義 said...

如果,人類也像鼠輩一般,花很多時間來吃飯和睡覺,一定會改善健康。 ............................................................

Megan said...

These look fabulious! I'm with you, I love a bar!

Ingrid said...

Oh, my! I am sooooo making this! Wish it would be with blackberries I picked but store bought ones will have to do. :)

Btw, I'm with you...bars rock!
~ingrid

建茂恒霖 said...

要在憂患恥辱的環境裡,創造我們自力更生的新生活。..................................................

姜鴻林奕宏琬 said...

要友誼長存,我們必須原諒彼此的小缺點。......................................................

承王蓁 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Taylor said...

Bars are perfect for get-togethers! These look awesome!

dolly said...

yummy...
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joven said...

beautiful blog..pls visit mine and be a follower.. thanks and God bless..

http://forlots.blogspot.com/

The Blonde Duck said...

Zumba is amazing!

鄭雅雯 said...

祝大家都平平安安健健康康!............................................................

Valerie said...

I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog so I could pop over here and see these! I love berries and am definitely copying this.

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a good weekend!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love a bar cookie. These look scrumptious. How fun that you picked the berries for them.

江仁趙雲虹昆 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1615 said...

如果你批評他人。你就沒有時間付出愛......................................................................

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

愛情是盲目的,但婚姻恢復了它的視力。......................................................................

孫邦柔 said...

加油!期待更新哦!

惠邱邱邱邱雯 said...

加油!期待更新哦!.................................................................

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm trying your PB bookies this weekend! I tried a PB blondie recipe that bombed this weekend and I'm SERIOUSLY craving some classic PB cookies, soft and cakey like the ones you posted a few weeks ago!

Mary said...

These really do sound delicious. I adore blackberries and most desserts where they are used. I really like your recipes and the food you feature. I'll have to give these bars a try. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Irmina Díaz-Frois Martín said...

Simplemente delicioso!!

lea41384 said...

I am so glad I found this blog!! I have blackberries in my freezer I have been dying to use. One question though, can I use wheat flour instead of all purpose in thise recipe? If so do I need to add anything additional?

April said...

Lea--I am pretty sure that you could use WW flour in these, or maybe split it with regular flour. Let me know if you try them with the WW and how they turned out. :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blackberry Pie Bars


Blackberries are in season here right now, and since I have a great hubby that works outdoors...he finds the best blackberry patches that are just there for the picking. There is just something calming to me about berry picking or any kind of picking for that matter. I could pick for hours and I did just that with these berries. It makes me happy! :)

We had a cookout with our church this past Sunday and had so much fun! I made these to take. I don't know..but when we have a get together and I need to take something, bars always come to mind. They are easy to just pick up and go.

These bars have a sweet crust with a moist, gooey filling and then the crunch on top. I will make them again and probably try different berries in them or maybe peaches!

Blackberry Pie Bars

For the dough:
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
Zest of one lemon
Pinch of salt

1. Rub zest of lemon into sugar using the back of the spoon creating a lemon scented sugar.

2. In the bowl of your mixer, dump in flour, sugar/lemon zest mixture, butter and salt. Beat with the paddle attachment for a couple of minutes until the dough comes together in small chunks.

3. Press half of the dough into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan. Set aside the remaining dough.
4. Bake the dough for 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Let cool for 10 minutes.

For the filling:
2 large eggs1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 cups blackberries (if using frozen, thaw and drain first)

1. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add sugar, sour cream and flour to the eggs. Mix well and then fold blackberries.

2. Pour blackberries over baked crust and spread evenly.

3. Sprinkle the reserved dough on top of the blackberry mixture and bake for 50-60 minutes.

4. Let cool one hour before serving.

29 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Oh yum - these sure look great with that crumbly topping.

Katherine Aucoin said...

These are definitely eye candy!

Bethie said...

Ugh, these look soooo yummy. How can we make them WW's friendly? LOL!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Yumm! I love crumb toppings! I only wish I could go picking for such wonderful berries :(

The Blonde Duck said...

Bluberries are on sale here...would that work?

琳楊楊義 said...

如果,人類也像鼠輩一般,花很多時間來吃飯和睡覺,一定會改善健康。 ............................................................

Megan said...

These look fabulious! I'm with you, I love a bar!

Ingrid said...

Oh, my! I am sooooo making this! Wish it would be with blackberries I picked but store bought ones will have to do. :)

Btw, I'm with you...bars rock!
~ingrid

建茂恒霖 said...

要在憂患恥辱的環境裡,創造我們自力更生的新生活。..................................................

姜鴻林奕宏琬 said...

要友誼長存,我們必須原諒彼此的小缺點。......................................................

承王蓁 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Taylor said...

Bars are perfect for get-togethers! These look awesome!

dolly said...

yummy...
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joven said...

beautiful blog..pls visit mine and be a follower.. thanks and God bless..

http://forlots.blogspot.com/

The Blonde Duck said...

Zumba is amazing!

鄭雅雯 said...

祝大家都平平安安健健康康!............................................................

Valerie said...

I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog so I could pop over here and see these! I love berries and am definitely copying this.

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a good weekend!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love a bar cookie. These look scrumptious. How fun that you picked the berries for them.

江仁趙雲虹昆 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1615 said...

如果你批評他人。你就沒有時間付出愛......................................................................

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

愛情是盲目的,但婚姻恢復了它的視力。......................................................................

孫邦柔 said...

加油!期待更新哦!

惠邱邱邱邱雯 said...

加油!期待更新哦!.................................................................

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm trying your PB bookies this weekend! I tried a PB blondie recipe that bombed this weekend and I'm SERIOUSLY craving some classic PB cookies, soft and cakey like the ones you posted a few weeks ago!

Mary said...

These really do sound delicious. I adore blackberries and most desserts where they are used. I really like your recipes and the food you feature. I'll have to give these bars a try. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Irmina Díaz-Frois Martín said...

Simplemente delicioso!!

lea41384 said...

I am so glad I found this blog!! I have blackberries in my freezer I have been dying to use. One question though, can I use wheat flour instead of all purpose in thise recipe? If so do I need to add anything additional?

April said...

Lea--I am pretty sure that you could use WW flour in these, or maybe split it with regular flour. Let me know if you try them with the WW and how they turned out. :)