Deep Filled Sour Cream Blueberry Pie Bars

“In spite of her desire for a contained universe, her life felt scattered and full of many small moments without great purpose. Although this was only what she thought, it’s what is most untrustworthy about our natures and self-worth – our own realities always differ from the way that we are seen by others...”

― Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero

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You might recognize these lovely looking treats from when the first lit up my instagram about 4 weeks ago, but the truth is that these blueberry pie bars have actually been kept under wraps for quite some time now…

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Procrastination can certainly be a horrible thing, but rest assured; the recipe is here to stay…

Batches of blueberries and heaps of crumble are about to gather and grace your screens with some big time deliciousness.

I present to you, the most fabulous “square pie” ever! (Well, rectangle…)

They are utterly amazing:

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Just look at that clean cut cross section…Just look at it! It is perfection of the most high. Slicing through these was an utterly therapeutic experience, since they have such an amazingly moist, yet firm texture filled with tart, creamy fruitiness. The sour cream makes these bars extremely refreshing, and their yogurt like taste compliments a big cup of breakfast tea too…

These beautiful blueberry pies bars took just under an hour to cook through and twice that to cut them. The wait was so worth it…I think I’m really starting to get over my *continuously peeking into the oven* addiction – baking time keeps getting faster! (To the delight of my inability to be patient).

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A few days later when I took these into work, morning munch was 100% sorted (and highly rated!)…

And although I really enjoyed them with a dollop of thick Greek yogurt + some cinnamon for breakfast (with some milky tea on the side, per standard), my brother still insists that a double/triple portion with a jug of hot, thick custard for dessert = the best way to enjoy them…Each to their own. These babies went down so well.

The aftermath of these bars is nowhere near as adventurous. Since these squares have disappeared from the fridge, my new bad habit has resorted to being mixing cereal with chocolate chunks for a snack… We all miss these bars!

Blueberry pie sour cream bars

Filling Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs/3 small
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream/thick Greek yogurt.
  • ¼ C flour
  • pinch salt
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • ~3.5 cups fresh blueberries

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Crust/topping ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • ¾ c unsalted butter, chilled + Cubed.

Method:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease/line an 8×8-inch pan.
  2. For the crust: combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor.  Cut the butter into 1/2-inch pieces and add it to this mixture.  Process until the butter is evenly distributed but the mixture is still crumbly (about 30 to 60 seconds).
  3. Reserve 1-1/2 cups of the mixture for the topping; and set it aside.  Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  4. For the filling, whisk the eggs in a large bowl, and then add the sugar, sour cream, flour, and almond extract.  Gently fold in blueberries.  Spoon the filling over the crust and sprinkle the reserved topping mixture evenly over the filling.
  5. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until top turns golden brown. Wait for 1 hour before cutting and serving or serve out of pan cobbler style.
  6. Yield: 16 bars

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Until next time…

Have a great week!

 “In geometry, whenever we had to find the area of a circle, pi * radius squared, I would get really hungry for pie. Square pie.”

― Dan Florence, Zombies Love Pizza

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Tash x

  • http://thatskinnychickcanbake.com Liz

    What irresistible bars! I love all the gorgeous layers! Pinning :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Yay!! Thanks for the pin Liz 😀

  • http://theyoopergirl.com Leigha @ The Yooper Girl

    Ohhhh beautiful. LOVE blueberries. Sour cream is gross plain, but when it’s in a baked good I’m all over it!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      I agree! You can easily sub Greek yog (I was surprised by how similar they are?!) But it just goes sooooo well!! Thanks Leigha <3

  • http://prettysimplesweet.com/ Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet.

    These bars look like a perfect summer treat! They look super cute and tempting!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Super cute = totes the look that they were going for 😉

  • http://www.kickashmom.com Ashley @ Kick Ash Mom.com

    These look so creamy! I love blueberry anything!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Ashley, I think you’d def love these too :)

  • http://www.truefemme.com Alex @ True Femme

    These look so fantastic!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      😀

  • http://www.spicysouthernkitchen.com Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen

    Blueberries are my favorite fruit ti bake with and these blueberry pie bars look simply amazing! Hope to try them soon!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Please do!! They are so addictive but I reckon that the sugar is offset by all of the anti-oxidants within (there are 3.5 cups of berries afterall!) 😉 Thanks for the comment Christin :)

  • http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Wow, look at all of those layers! I wouldn’t be able to resist eating the entire batch. But don’t tell anyone 😉

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Hahaha, you’re more than welcome to (on the condition that you promise to make me some peanut butter and marshmallow oatmeal!!) :)

  • http://lushoiuseats.com Karen @ Lushious Eats

    These look DELICIOUS! I really love blueberries, they are too yummy!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      I agree, they make the best addition to almost anything :) Thanks Karen!

  • http://www.shelikesfood.com Isadora @ She Likes Food

    I love any dessert that has blueberries and is in bar form! These look amazing and I want to eat them for breakfast and dessert :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      With yogurt for breakfast and ice cream for dessert 😉 Although breaking this rule is highly recommended 😉

  • http://www.bitesizedthoughts.com Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    These look AMAZING! What gorgeous bars, and I can just imagine how great they taste.

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Kari! :) You can indeed :)

  • http://www.primaverakitchen.com Olivia – Primavera Kitchen

    These look very flavourful and yummy!!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Yes Olivia! I am still craving your peanut butter white choc cookies!

  • http://www.theperfectionist.co.uk Natasha

    I constantly feel as if I’m playing catch up with my posts so I know exactly what you mean. It seems to take me much longer than it should do from making something and photographing it to actually publishing it! I made some amazing cookies today. Let’s see if I can get them on the blog within the week…

    These bars look delicious! Such a delightful mix of flavours going on. I want to try them your way and your brother’s way now!

    (I haven’t forgotten about the award post – sorry, life’s been really busy lately!)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Me too!! It’s as if you are constantly trying to catch up so that you can start something new afresh/without pressure! I know many bloggers like to keep a schedule and stick to it – but I find that this makes me even more disorganized! (major procrastinator right here) It’s important not to forget that the whole process is supposed to be enjoyable from start to finish, so you may as well go at your own pace :)

      And don’t worry!! I am sure that the best + most interesting awards post ever is brewing away! I am looking forward to seeing it when you do get it ready. Hope you are well and not too stressed :) :) Love Tash x

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com Joanne

    I will probably never make pie bars any other way again! Love that creamy and fruity filling.

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Sour cream creates such a lovely dense + creamy filling! Yet at the same time it manages to remain light. There is no sickly aftermath – an effect which heavy creams tends to create. Sour cream is the way!

  • http://bakingamoment.com Allie | Baking a Moment

    So beautiful, Tashiana! I can’t even get over how perfectly they sliced up. And they sound amazing with all that sweet fruit…

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thank you Allie! The compliment means so much :) Blueberries really are superfoods!

  • http://jessicainthekitchen.com Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen

    These bars look delicious! I love this method!!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Jessica for the sweet comment :) Yes, it works wonders :)

  • http://thegastronomicbong.com/ Arpita@ TheGastronomicBong

    What Incredible looking bars!!! Yum yum yummm!!! :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thank you Arpita!! I’m trying to make the most of the season before they disappear for a year!

  • http://www.weekend-wonders.com Valerie at Weekend Wonders

    Oh wow! These look incredibly delicious & nutritious <3 xx

  • http://www.snixykitchen.com Sarah @ SnixyKitchen

    Oh how I know the procrastination woes! These are definitely worth the wait though – decadent!