Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Blueberry Squares

Oh yeah. These are good. Not just good. Really good.

I saw these Saturday over at All That Splatters. They were Lori's contribution to the Saturday Blog Showcase. I knew I needed to make these and that I needed to make them right away!

So I did. :-)

Just in time for our friends Cathy and Dave to come by. They were still warm and sooo delicious. And more important, they were super easy to make. Even me who usually hates baking didn't mind making them and in fact, can't wait to make them again.

The only downside was that they didn't last nearly long enough.

Blueberry Squares (Fruit Squares)
Recipe from Fork-Knife-Spoon

1-1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon almond extract
1-1/2 cup flour
2 cup fresh blueberries or cranberries or other berries
1/2 cup chopped, toasted cashew nuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter the 9x13 pan you are using.

In a large bowl, beat the sugar and eggs until creamy and smooth. Whisk in the melted butter and almond extract. Add flour and fold until incorporated. Fold in blueberries and nuts (if using) carefully so as not to break the fruit and color the whole batter purple.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for about 40-50 minutes or until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Transfer to a rack to cool completely (takes about an hour really!). Cut squares and serve.


Head on over to Thibeault's Table to see what everyone else made this week!


Stacie said...

I am going to have to try these. My son loves blueberries.

Thibeault's Table said...

Looks delicious. I can't wait to try this recipe. Just need to pick up some blueberries.

Thanks for participating on this week's Saturday Blog Showcase.

Rettabug said...

Teresa, I'm so glad you made these because I've been wanting to try them ever since Lori made them. Your post reminded me! I've got blueberries in my freezer from last summer's harvest.
Thanks for the nudge to get busy & try them.

p.s. Good for you on the running! I did several 5K races a few years ago. Now knee & hip issues prevent me from running anymore but I sure did love the rush of a completed race. BRAVO!