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These vegan blueberry pie bars are so easy to make with an oatmeal crumble and blueberry pie filling. The crust doubles as the topping!
When you’re craving blueberry pie but your too lazy to make it, turn to these incredible Blueberry Pie Bars!
Just like my Raspberry Bars, these Blueberry Pie Bars are so easy to make and perfect for potlucks and parties. My favorite thing about them is that you make the crust and topping in one bowl.
Even novice bakers will have success with these easy blueberry bars! A fresh blueberry filling is layered on top of a buttery oat crust, topped with the oatmeal crumble and baked until bubbly and warm.
They taste best with fresh blueberries, especially when are in season. Frozen blueberries will work, but the filling may be runnier and the flavor a bit different.
How to make blueberry pie bars
Find the complete recipe with measurements in the recipe card below.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8 or 9 inch pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, oats, sugar and salt. Now add the melted vegan butter and stir until you have moist crumbs. Set aside 1 cup of the mixture for the topping.
Press the rest of the crumbs into the pan evenly and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside while you make the filling.
Add the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch (or tapioca starch) and lemon zest to a medium saucepan. Stir and cook until thickened, about 5-8 minutes.
Pour the blueberries over the crust and spread evenly.
Sprinkle the topping over the top and bake for 35-40 minutes.
It’s done when the edges are bubbly and the topping is slightly golden brown. Let the bars cool in the pan for at least 20 minutes before lifting out with the parchment paper. Cut into squares and serve.
Frequently asked questions
Store the bars in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Yes, you can freeze them if you want. Wrap well or store in a freezer friendly container.
Yes, the recipe is flexible. Use a mix of various berries like strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Or try peaches or even cranberries. You can also substitute a container of quality jam instead of the pie filling.
Blueberry Pie Bars
Crust + Topping
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