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Blackberry Pie Bars

 
One serving costs about $1.68

$1.68 per serving

5 people like this recipe

5 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:46%

Spoonacular Score: 46%

 

Blackberry Pie Bars might be just the dessert you are searching for. One serving contains 626 calories, 11g of protein, and 16g of fat. For $1.63 per serving, this recipe covers 17% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 5 would say it hit the spot. If you have cream, eggs, blackberries, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 48%. This score is solid. Try Fresh Blackberry Pie, Peaches and Cream Pie Bars, and Apple Butter Pie Bars for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.25 cup
0.25 cup all purpose flour
all purpose flour
1.5 cups
1.5 cups all purpose flour
all purpose flour
4 cups
4 cups fresh blackberries
fresh blackberries
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp butter
butter
4 large
4 large eggs
eggs
1
1  lemon zest
lemon zest
1 pinch
1 pinch salt
salt
0.5 cup
0.5 cup sour cream
sour cream
1 pound
1 pound sugar
sugar
0.5 cup
0.5 cup walnuts
walnuts
0.25 cup all purpose flour
0.25 cup
all purpose flour
1.5 cups all purpose flour
1.5 cups
all purpose flour
4 cups fresh blackberries
4 cups
fresh blackberries
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp
butter
4 large eggs
4 large
eggs
1  lemon zest
1
lemon zest
1 pinch salt
1 pinch
salt
0.5 cup sour cream
0.5 cup
sour cream
1 pound sugar
1 pound
sugar
0.5 cup walnuts
0.5 cup
walnuts

Equipment

hand mixer
hand mixer
baking sheet
baking sheet
baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven
spatula
spatula
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
hand mixer
hand mixer
baking sheet
baking sheet
baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven
spatula
spatula
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl


Instructions

  1. For the crust:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8"x8" baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. If using nuts, spread them out on an ungreased baking sheet and lightly toast them in the oven, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. In bowl, combine the sugar and lemon zest, and rub together with fingers or the back of a spoon until lemon is fragrant and mixed into the sugar. You will end up with lemon scented sugar.
  5. Combine the lemon sugar, flour, salt, and butter and beat on medium speed with electric mixer fit with paddle attachment until mixture looks crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup of mixture, and press remaining onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake crust 12-15 minutes, until it is golden brown.
  6. For the filling:
  7. Whisk eggs in a bowl. Add sugar, sour cream, flour, and salt, and stir with spatula until combined. Gently fold in blueberries. Pour the mixture evenly over the crust, making sure to scrape entire bowl onto crust. Also, make sure to move the blackberries around so they are evenly distributed on the crust.
  8. Sprinkle remaining crust mixture over filling, along with walnuts if using. Bake 45 to 55 minutes until the top is lightly browned. Let cool for at least 1 hour, longer if able, before slicing. Store in refrigerator.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.65
Ingredient
¼ cups all purpose flour
1.5 cups all purpose flour
4 cups fresh blackberries
1 tablespoon butter
4 larges eggs
1 lemon zest
½ cups sour cream
1 pound sugar
½ cups walnuts
Price
$0.04
$0.25
$5.11
$0.12
$1.09
$0.50
$0.78
$0.62
$1.40
$9.91

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Frozen (and potentially even canned) fruit and vegetables contain as much?if not more?vitamins than fresh versions that have been sitting around the supermarket too long. So don't hesitate to buy canned or frozen goods if your budget or the season doesn't allow for fresh!

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • An average lemon yields about one tablespoon of lemon zest. If you're using a bunch of lemons to make lemonade or something, zest them first and freeze the zest for later.

  • If you find that you're always missing lemon zest, purchase lemon extract and substitute a 1/2 teaspoon extract for every tablespoon zest.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Rumor has it you can freeze whole lemons and grate them while still frozen whenever you want to pump up the lemon flavor in a dish. Next time you have some lemons not getting used, give it a try (and let us know how it goes).

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Green Tips

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
632k Calories
11g Protein
16g Total Fat
114g Carbs
8% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
632k
32%

Fat
16g
25%

  Saturated Fat
5g
32%

Carbohydrates
114g
38%

  Sugar
81g
90%

Cholesterol
138mg
46%

Sodium
88mg
4%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
11g
22%

Manganese
1mg
61%

Selenium
24µg
35%

Folate
117µg
29%

Fiber
6g
27%

Vitamin C
21mg
26%

Vitamin B2
0.42mg
25%

Vitamin B1
0.36mg
24%

Copper
0.4mg
20%

Vitamin K
19µg
19%

Phosphorus
182mg
18%

Iron
3mg
18%

Vitamin B3
2mg
15%

Magnesium
48mg
12%

Vitamin E
1mg
11%

Vitamin A
565IU
11%

Vitamin B5
1mg
11%

Zinc
1mg
11%

Potassium
314mg
9%

Calcium
85mg
9%

Vitamin B6
0.17mg
8%

Vitamin B12
0.35µg
6%

Vitamin D
0.78µg
5%

covered percent of daily need

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