Easy blueberry pie bars have a soft cake crust, juicy blueberry pie filling, and sweet crumble topping. Everything you love about blueberry pie, but in a dessert bar.
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- Blueberry Pie Bars Ingredients
- How to Make Blueberry Pie Bars
- How to Store Blueberry Pie Bars
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Easy blueberry pie bars have everything that you love about blueberry pie but in effortless and delicious pie bars. Such a simple recipe, the yummy blueberry filling is baked between two layers of sweet vanilla cake.
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Just as scrumptious as blueberry pie, blueberry pie bars are easier and faster to make. These easy-to-make blueberry pie bars are bursting with blueberry flavor.
These delicious blueberry pie bars taste fancy enough to serve to guests or on a special occasion but are easy enough to make for no reason at all. In less than an hour, you can enjoy a slice of blueberry pie bar. Serve it with a cup of coffee or an iced mocha. You can make this dessert even more indulgent by serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side or a dollop of whipped cream on top.
The soft fluffy cake crust is covered with juicy blueberry pie filling and topped off with a crumble topping for a sweet dessert. Blueberry pie bars are a simple take on a blueberry pie that serves a crowd.
Blueberry Pie Bars Ingredients
- Cake mix – vanilla cake mix
- Eggs – large eggs
- Oil – vegetable oil
- Pie filling – blueberry pie filling
- Sugar – powdered sugar
- Milk – whole milk or cream
Blueberries are packed and much smaller in the blueberry pie filling than in other fruit fillings. That means one can of blueberry filling covers the 9×13 base nicely. This also helps the bars hold together more easily once baked.
Keep in mind that the shape and depth of the corner bars will vary depending on your baking pan. If you use a baking pan with rounded corners (usually glass), your corner pieces will not come out quite so defined, while metal pans tend to have clean-cut corners that will give you better-formed corner bars.
If you prefer you can use a white or yellow cake mix instead of vanilla cake mix in these blueberry bars. They will all taste delicious. You can also add a bit of lemon zest to the cake base or the sugar glaze for a bit of contrast and extra flavor.
How to Make Blueberry Pie Bars
FIRST STEP: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 baking dish or line it with parchment paper.
SECOND STEP: In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil. Beat with a hand (or stand) mixer until combined. The mixture will be thick and crumbly.
THIRD STEP: Remove half of the mixture and set it aside. Press the remaining dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
FOURTH STEP: Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven.
FIFTH STEP: Spread blueberry pie filling over the top of the baked base. One can of pie filling will cover the pie bars nicely.
SIXTH STEP: Sprinkle the reserved dough in clumps over the top of the blueberry pie filling.
SEVENTH STEP: Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes longer until the top of the bars is just beginning to brown.
EIGHTH STEP: Cool bars completely.
NINTH STEP: Whisk together powdered sugar and enough cream to make a sugar glaze. Drizzle over the top of the cooled bars.
TENTH STEP: Cut and serve.
Can I use a different flavor of canned pie filling?
This simple recipe would be perfect for customization. Just replace the blueberry pie filling with any other flavor of your choosing, and you will have created an entirely new delicious dessert. Keep in mind that larger fruits, like cherries or peaches, will not spread as far as the blueberry pie filling, and you may need more than 1 can. Use up to 2 cans of pie filling for extra fruit-filled pie bars.
Can I freeze these blueberry crumb bars?
These delicious bars can be stored in the freezer for up to a month in an airtight container. The bars can also be stored on the countertop for 2 to 3 days.
Can I use a different cake mix flavor?
Just like the variety of pie filling choices, you can also opt for a different flavor of cake mix for your soft crust in this blueberry pie filling bars recipe. Either a white or yellow cake mix instead of a vanilla cake mix would taste delicious in these blueberry bars.
How to Store Blueberry Pie Bars
ON THE COUNTER: Store leftover blueberry crumble bars covered on the countertop for 2 to 3 days.
IN THE FREEZER: You can also keep this easy treat in the freezer for up to 1 month. Defrost in the refrigerator before serving.
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- 2 packs packages vanilla cake mix
- 2 large eggs
- ⅔ cup vegetable oil
- 21 ounces blueberry pie filling
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk or cream
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 baking dish or line it with parchment paper.
In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil. Beat with a hand (or stand) mixer until combined. The mixture will be thick and crumbly.
Remove half of the mixture and set it aside. Press the remaining dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven.
Spread blueberry pie filling over the top of the baked base. One can of pie filling will cover the pie bars nicely.
Sprinkle the reserved dough in clumps over the top of the blueberry pie filling.
Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes longer until the top of the bars is just beginning to brown.
Cool bars completely.
Whisk together powdered sugar and enough cream to make a sugar glaze. Drizzle over the top of the cooled bars.
Cut and serve.
Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg