Pear and Blueberry Pie Bars

These delicious pear and blueberry pie bars have all the wonderful flavors of a fresh-baked summer pie, but require much less work as well as less oven time. Whip up a batch for a potluck or even as a weeknight dessert (just add vanilla ice cream). Store the extra bars in the fridge—they make an easy and delicious breakfast or a grab-and-go snack—not to mention they contain fiber and antioxidants, thanks to the fresh pears and blueberries. Ingredients Crust 1 ½ cups flour ½ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) cold, unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1 teaspoon vanilla Filling 3 slightly underripe USA Pears, such as Bosc or Bartlett, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced Juice of ½ a lemon 1 pound blueberries Streusel Topping ¾ cup flour ½ cup brown sugar ¼ teaspoon salt Continue reading