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Blueberry Bars

Servings: Makes 25 bars
Blueberries are one of the few fruits native to North America.

1 ½ cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup butter
1 cup frozen blueberries
½ cup blueberry, raspberry, or strawberry preserves
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

Line an 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan with foil; set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl combine oats, flour, and brown sugar. Cut in butter until pieces are size of small peas. Reserve 1 cup of the mixture. Press remaining oat mixture into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degree F (180 C) oven for 25 minutes.

In a medium mixing bowl combine frozen blueberries, preserves, and lemon peel. Carefully spread over baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture, pressing lightly into blueberry mixture.

Bake for 30 minutes more or until top is golden. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Makes 25 bars.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
Submitted By: Erica
Date: May 5, 2005