Blueberry Apple Pie Bars

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Prep Time: 25 minutes + 30 minutes standing time
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Portions: 16
Amount per serving
Daily Value %*
Calories280-
Total Fat13g20%
Saturated Fat7g35%
Cholesterol30mg10%
Sodium80mg3%
Potassium110mg3%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars21g-
Protein3g6%
Vitamin A110mcg-
Vitamin C2mg3%
Calcium2mg0%
Iron1mg6%
Vitamin D0mcg-

Ingredients

Filling

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 apples, cored, peeled and chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Crust

  • 2 1⁄4 cups quick rolled oats
  • 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Filling

  1. In a large skillet set over medium heat, combine blueberries, apples, sugarlemon zest and cinnamon; cook, stirring often, for 10 to 15 minutes or until apples are tender and sugar dissolves.
  2. Whisk together lemon juice, cornstarch and vanilla until smooth; whisk into fruit mixture. Bring to boil; cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the mixture to prevent skin from forming; let cool completely.

Crust

  1. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square baking pan with enough parchment paper to overhang edges; set aside.
  2. Whisk together oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt; cut in butter with pastry blender or fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add in vanilla.
  3. Press half of the mixture into the prepared pan. Spread apple and blueberry filling evenly over top. Sprinkle with the remaining oat mixture, pressing lightly. 
  4. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbling. Let cool completely on rack. Remove from pan and cut into bars.

Recipe Tip

  • Toss 1/4 cup chopped pecans, almonds or walnuts with the remaining oat mixture to sprinkle over the top of the filling if desired.
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About This Recipe

Blueberry Apple Pie Bars take a classic dessert out of the pie pan and into a sheet of neatly cut squares. They’re perfect as an on-the-go snack or for picnics, tailgates and other no-muss, no-fuss events. Sweet-tart blueberries add a boost of blue to the classic flavor combo in the filling: apple, cinnamon and vanilla, with a bit of zesty lemon. The buttery crust holds everything together, and for a little extra crunch, just add chopped pecans, almonds or walnuts to the topping. 

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