And even more sadly, one of John’s best friends, someone he grew up with from the time he was in middle school, lost his wife. We’re not old enough to be losing our significant others in such a terrible way and it definitely makes you reevaluate your own relationship and life. Unfortunately, John’s friend lives in Florida so while we will make it there soon, we’re currently sending lots of love and thoughts. When your life hands you a lot of death or sadness, the way ours has this week, there’s only one thing to do: balance it with something sweet. Even on the worst of weeks, these blueberry pie bars will bring a smile to your face.
Blueberry Pie Bars (adapted from Kleinworth & Co)
Serves: 15 (9×13)
Crust & Topping
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter, cold and cubed
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
2/3 cup sour cream
3 cups blueberries, I used ones I had frozen myself
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat flour, sugar, and butter, until the dough is combined but still crumbly. Remove 1 cup of butter mixture and set aside. Take the rest of the dough and firmly press it into the prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk eggs. Whisk in sugar, flour and sour cream until well-combined. Fold in blueberries. When crust is removed from the oven, pour the blueberry mixture over the top. Then, take the remaining dough mixture and evenly apply it over the top. Bake 45 -60 minutes, until the top is just lightly browned. Serve warm or let cool. Store in an airtight container for 3 days.