I’m pretty sure I have the sweetest three year old. After waking up this morning to Carly and Natalie talking and crying, I grudgingly rolled out of bed and stopped in the bathroom on the way to their room. Natalie was crying/screaming and then I heard Carly with her sweet soothing voice, “Ohhhhh, Natalie. It’s okay. Awe, I’m so sorry.” And then she proceeded to sing her the song “I am a Child of God.” Natalie stopped crying and I waited outside their door to let them have that sweet moment together. Just when you think it’s not possible to love those little cuties more they do something sweet like that. As sweet as these awesome easy Blueberry Pie Bars!
Blueberries are gorgeous, aren’t they?! We eat them in whole wheat pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, cupcakes, or just scarf them down like candy. Natalie practically inhales them. Well, if you thought you were making the filling for this from scratch, think again! You totally can but if you want to make life easier then just grab a can of filling at the store. You are welcome!
I’m staring to like pie more and more but I always get nervous making one and having it look good. With these bars you don’t have to worry about rolling out dough and getting it to come out picture perfect with a flaky crust. The dough for these babies fool proof and tastes delicious both cooked and raw. My beater was definitely licked clean!
I typically prefer my pie with ice cream because there is just so much filling but these easy Blueberry Pie Bars have the perfect amount! Oh, and there is icing on top! The more sugar, the better! Right?! My daughter, like every child, thinks so!
Easy Blueberry Pie Bars
Easy Blueberry Pie Bars
- 3/4 cup 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 21 ounce can blueberry pie filling
For the Icing:
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- Cream butter, sugar, and salt for about 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Mix in one egg at a time until combined. Mix in the vanilla and then the flour. Reserve 1 heaping cup of the dough and set aside. Place remaining dough evenly in the greased pan. Spread the pie filling over the dough and then drop spoonfuls of the reserved dough on top.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden. Let cool completely before adding glaze.
For the Glaze:
- Whisk all glaze ingredients together, adding one tablespoon milk at a time until desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled bars. Cut and serve.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home