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Blackberry Bars

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Blackberry Bars


If you love blackberries then you’ll love these Blackberry Bars.  They taste like Blackberry pie in a bar form!

In our house, we LOVE fruit.  However during winter, the prices are so expensive that we cut back on our fruit consumption and go with what is on special. 

This week it was blackberries.  I was shocked to see them priced so well when typically they are considered a summer fruit.  

However if blackberries aren’t on deal, then use blueberries or raspberries or even boysenberries.  Whatever you pick, make sure it is at it’s peak in ripeness (no sour or bland fruit) and make sure it’s fresh. I don’t recommend frozen for this recipe.

When we lived in Florida, we had wild blackberries that grew along the side of our yard.  We looked forward every year for when they’d ripen and we could go out and pick them.  There is honestly nothing better than fresh berries picked that you pop right into your mouth.  

I wish I knew about this recipe back then!  Instead we used them in our yogurt and ice cream and smoothies.  Now I’m stuck to store bought fruit and though it’s not nearly as good, it’s better than nothing!  

These Blackberry bars were easy and delicious.  A fruit friendly dessert that will help you celebrate Spring and Summer!

This is a simple dessert that isn’t overly sweet that you can pass off as “healthy” because it contains fruit (wink, wink).


Yield: 16 bars

Blackberry Bars

Blackberry Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Inactive Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 16 ounces blackberries, washed and cleaned.


Preheat oven to 350*
Line an 8x8 square pan with non-stick foil, extending up the sides of the pan.
In a food processor or a mixing bowl with pastry blender, add flour, sugar & salt. Stir to mix.
Cube butter into small pieces and add to food processor or mixing bowl.
Blend until mixture is pea sized pieces.
Place 3/4 of the mixture into pan and press down tight, creating a crust. Reserve remaining 1/4 of mixture for top crust.
Bake for 12 -15 minutes or until edges are just barely golden.
While crust is cooling, make filling mixture.
In a new bowl, combine eggs, sugar, sour cream (or greek yogurt), flour & salt until well combined.
When crust is cool, place clean berries on top.
Pour egg mixture over berries.
Top with remaining crust mixture.
Return to oven and bake for 45 - 55 minutes until center is no longer jiggly and set.
Cool bars completely before serving. If not using right away, refrigerate cooled bars.

Recipe by: Gonna Want Seconds


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Friday 17th of November 2023

Blackberries taste so good! But they have that nasty grittiness. If you have access to a mulberry tree, pick fresh mulberries. Don’t trespass, don’t steal them. Mulberries don’t have the grittiness that blackberries do.

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