Frozen Blueberry Recipe – Blueberry Buttermilk Pie Bars

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So this will start out in a surprising way, the hubby had a meeting and he asked me to bake something. He didn’t need a large quantity of treats for this meeting so I looked in my cookbooks and I adapted a recipe from a cookbook the hubby gave me for Christmas, Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan. The hubby loves blueberries and I had some in the freezer so I thought I’d find something to make with them so I was happy to find a frozen blueberry recipe although it would work just as well with fresh berries. I’ve made a blueberry angel food cake in the past that was a big hit.

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pie Bars

Makes 18 bars

For the Crust

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 TBS cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 stick cold butter cut into small pieces

For the Topping

  • 1 1/2 TBS cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 TBS unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 1/4 cups blueberries
  • Grease and 8″ baking pan and line with parchment. Make sure the parchment overlaps on the sides so that it is easy to remove. Spray with cooking spray

making blueberry buttermilk pie bars

  • Put the flour, sugar, cornmeal, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon in a food processor and pulse a couple of times to blend.
  • Add the butter, and run a few long pulses until the dough comes together and forms clumps.
  • Put the dough into the prepared pan and press with your fingers to smooth out into an even crust.
  • Refrigerate the dough for the time it takes the oven to preheat
  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Bake the crust for 23- 25 minutes. You want a golden brown crust for the second bake with the custard on time so don’t be afraid of the longer bake time
  • Remove the crust and cool completely

Make the topping

  • If you turned off the oven while the crust cooled, turn it back on to 350°
  • Add the cornstarch to a cup and stir in 1/4 cup of the buttermilk. Stir to mix well.
  • Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl until foamy.
  • While whisking add the sugar and whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Whisk in the salt and vanilla.
  • Whisk in the cornstarch/buttermilk mixture until well combined, then the remaining buttermilk and finally the melted butter
  • Scatter the blueberries over the top of the baked crust.

getting blueberry buttermilk pie bars ready to bake

  • Carefully pour the buttermilk/egg mixture over top. If the blueberries have clumped all in one area carefully arrange them with your fingers or a spoon if you can.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 42 to 45 minutes until just set at center.

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  • Let cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes then carefully remove from the pan to cool completely.
  • Cut into nine squares and cut the squares on the diagonal for 18 servings.

How Were the Blueberry Buttermilk Pie Bars?

Per usual with these meeting treats, I have no blessed clue. I did not taste one. I probably would not have anyway ’cause I do not care for blueberries.

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Hubby like them and I sent 18 in to a meeting where 8 people showed up and only 2 came home so that says something I think. I do try to bake things I think he will like for these meetings. I’ve got two meetings to bake for this week so I’ll be busy! Cookies for one a cake for another. Stay tuned…..

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