Fresh Blueberry Bars

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Fresh Blueberry Bars

This tastes so amazing with the fresh blueberries and cream cheese frosting. It’s nice and light and makes you think of summer. * Note: you will bake the crust and filling one day then refrigerate over night before frosting the next day. Or at the very least make in the morning and refrigerate until completely chilled before frosting. *

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Crust:
1/2 lb butter, room temp
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup + 2 T flour
Pinch of cinnamon

Filling:
5 whole eggs
1 3/4 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 t vanilla
3/4 t salt
2 cups fresh blueberries
Flour to coat berries
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Pinch of cinnamon

Icing:
1 lb cream cheese,
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
1/2 t almond extract

Crust:
Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the flour and cinnamon and mix until combined. Spread dough into the bottom of a buttered 9×13- inch pan. Bake until lights brown, or half-baked, approximately 20-25 minutes. Remove and let cool.

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Filling:
Whisk eggs and brown sugar in a bowl until smooth; stir in vanilla and salt. Toss the blueberries in flour, shaking off any excess. Fold walnuts and blueberries into sugar mixture; add cinnamon and mix. Pour into pre-baked crust and bake until firm, approximately 30 minutes. Remove and chill overnight.

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For the icing:
Cream powdered sugar and cheese until smooth; add vanilla and almond extract and drizzle over bars. Ice the bars the next day and cute into squares.

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Big Thank You to my dear friend, Mindy, for assisting! 🙂

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