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Blueberry Crumb Pie Bars

Blueberry Crumble Pie Bars

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Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Pie Bars are so easy and delicious! A simple jammy maple sweetened blueberry filling is sandwiched between two layers of a buttery oatmeal crumb mixture. Yields 9 to 16 - depending on how you cut it.
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 16
Calories 129
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUMB MIXTURE:

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure almond extract see notes

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 1 pint blueberries about 2 cups
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 splash pure vanilla extract

Instructions

PREPARE THE CRUMB MIXTURE:

  • Preheat your oven to 350° and line a 8x8 square baking pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, measure and add flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda and salt. Pour in the melted butter, vanilla and almond extract.
  • Press 1/2 into prepared pan and set aside.

PREPARE THE FILLING:

  • In a saucepan add the blueberries, water, maple syrup, cornstarch and a splash of vanilla extract.
  • Bring to a simmer, smash and stir as you go until thick.
  • Spread filling over the bottom and crumble remaing crumb mixture over top of the blueberries.
  • Bake on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 25 mintues, rotate halfway through.
  • Let cool before running a knife around the outside of the bars and using the parchment paper to lift it out of the pan.
  • Slice and serve as is or with vanilla ice cream.

Notes

If allergic, omit almond extact.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g