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
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!