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Blackberry Pie Bars

A dessert or a delicious companion for brunch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 10 -12
Author: Aimee

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter cold & cubed
  • 1 egg
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries can use frozen
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare a 9x13 baking pan with non-sticking cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup of sugar, baking powder, flour, salt and lemon zest. Using a pastry blender, incorporate the cubed butter and egg into the dry ingredients until it's crumbly. In another bowl, combine the lemon juice, cornstarch and remaining sugar. Gently toss with blackberries. Pat half of the dough mixture into the pan. Top with blackberries, then crumble over the rest of the dough. Bake until the top is golden brown, approximately 35-40 minutes. Let them cool completely, then place in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. Cut into small bars and garnish with homemade whipped cream and mint (optional).