I am a mom of 4. I love to cook and try new recipes.
Every once in awhile a new recipe is tried and the family often responds with "mom..it's a keeper" meaning add this one to the family recipe book. So here I've compiled them all in one spot so they're easy to get to and add to. Hope you enjoy them as much as we have, and maybe they'll be keepers for you as well.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blueberry Bars

We hit a great sale at our local market on blueberries, .98 per pint, I had to load up.  Blueberries are totally irresistable to our family and it's not uncommon to find us huddled around a fresh bowl eating handfuls.  This recipe was a great way to make them a little different than usual.  We also took a plate of these over to our friends and they have raved about them as well.

1 1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all- purpose flour
1 cup unsalted butter, cold or I use 1 cup coconut oil
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
zest and juice of one lemon
4 cups of fresh blueberries or you could use frozen, just make sure they are drained well.
4 teaspoons corn starch.

Preheat oven to 375.  Grease 9x13 pan.
In a bowl stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, and 1 teaspoon baking powder.  Mix in salt and lemon zest.  Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the butter and egg.  Dough will be crumbly.  Pat half of dough into prepared pan, pressing firmly.

In another bowl, stir together the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice.  Gently mix in the blueberries.  pour the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust.  Crumble remaining dough over the berries.

Bake for 45 min.  or until slightly browned.  Cool completely and then cut into squares.

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