I was trying to think of something I could bring to serve bite size deliciousness to a larger group.
I wanted to do fruity, but pies and cobblers can be a bit messy, and not exactly finger food, but bars are.
And who doesn’t love blackberries?? I know I do. I currently live in Washington, they grow like wildflowers here, so I usually have a good stock in the freezer.
To start preheat the oven to 350 and mix in a bowl, and then set aside:
- 5 cups of Blackberries
- 1.5 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
- 2 Tablespoons of Flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup of Sugar
- 1/3 Cup of Brown Sugar
Then lay parchment paper on a large cookie sheet and grease. The blackberry juice will most likely spread a bit to the edges, you’re going to want parchment paper so the bars don’t stick to the pan. TRUST ME.
Now mix together in a blender, or cut in the butter with a pasty knife the following:
- 4 1/2 Cups of Sugar
- 1 1/4 Cups of Butter
- 1 1/4 Cups of White Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon of Salt
When the mixture resembles course crumbs add:
- 4 Eggs
- 2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
Mix well, then evenly place on the cookie sheet and flatten out.
Now add the blackberries….
To make the final topping mix up
- 3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
- 1 Cup of Flour
- 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) of melted Butter
Spread over the top in pieces evenly.
Bake for about 35 mins, till the top is starting to brown.
Let the pan cool, and then cut the bars and remove from the wax paper.
Now just to keep my husband out of them….