Blueberry Bars

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Fresh blueberries or any fruit blends perfectly with the whole wheat mixture. Healthy and low cost!

Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 45 min

Difficulty:
Serves: 15

Dietary guidance: v 

Ingredients

1 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup shortening
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 tsp salt(optional)
Pinch of cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp water
1 tsp lemon juice
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4 cups of fresh fruit
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tsp cornstarch

Method

Preheat oven to 375(190 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.

In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour and baking powder. Mix in salt and cinnamon. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in shortening and egg. Dough will be crumbly.

Take 1/2 the above mixture and place in a separate bowl. Add vanilla, water and lemon juice and blend. Pat this 1/2 of mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 5 minutes.

In another bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of white sugar and cornstarch. Gently mix in blueberries. Sprinkle blueberry mixture evenly over prepared crust. Crumble remaining dough over the berry layer.

Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until slightly brown on top. Cool completely and cut into squares.

Enjoy!

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