Thursday, February 23, 2017

Blackberry Bars

I had forgotten about this recipe until I stumbled upon it the other day.  I made them for my husband.  That man loves his desserts.
 Crust and Topping

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled
Pulse this in the food processor.

 Press all but 1-1/2 C. of it into a sprayed and lined 9X13 pan.  Save the 1-1/2 C. for the topping.  Bake this in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Remove and cool.

Fruit Filling

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • pinch salt
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups of fresh blackberries.
Beat all of the ingredients together except the blackberries.

 Gently stir the blackberries into the batter.

 Pour the mixture over the cooled crust.

 Sprinkle the reserved 1-1/2 C. over the top.  Bake this in the 350 degree oven for about 50 minutes until it no longer jiggles and is turning golden around the edges.  Mine took about an hour.

Let these cool for at least an hour before cutting into bars. Sprinkle lightly with confectioners sugar.