Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Blackberry Pie Bars

3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 sticks unsalted butter cold

4 lg eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup flour
pinch of salt
zest of 1/2 a lemon
1 tsp almond extract
2 (16oz) pks frozen blackberries thawed and drained

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 inch pan
2 Make the crust by combining the flour,sugar and salt in a food processor. Cut the butter into tablespoons and add to the food processor mix until the butter is evenly distributed about 60 seconds.
3. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the mixture for the topping and press remaining mixture into the bottom of 9x13 pan.Bake for 13-16 min or until light golden brown. Cool for at least 10 min before adding the filling.

4.While the crust is cooking make the filling by mixing the eggs,sugar,sour cream,flour,salt,lemon and almond extract. Gently fold in berries until mixed well.

5.Pour the berry mixture over the crust and top with reserved topping mixture. Bake for 50-60 min or until golden and set up.

* We all loved these. And they were just as good then next day. These would be great with any kind of berries or even a mixture of berries. I only made half recipe in a 8x8 pan and it worked out great.

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