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Blueberry Kuchen Bars

Kuchen blueberry bars are like a piece of pie in bar form! Yum!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author My Recipe Confessions

Ingredients

Blueberry Kuchen Bars

  • 3/4 cup of butter softened
  • 1/4 cup of shortening
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 3 eggs at room temp.
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 21 oz. can of blueberry pie filling
  • 1 recipe of cream cheese glaze recipe below

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 2 oz. of cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cup of powder sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. of vanilla
  • 3 to 4 tsp. of milk
  • 1. In a medium bowl cream the cream cheese. Add the powder sugar and mix well. Add the vanilla and enough milk to make glaze drizzling consistency (about 3 to 4 tsp.).

Instructions

Blueberry Kuchen Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. 1. In a large mixing bowl and with an electric mixer; cream the softened butter, shortening, and sugar together. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
  3. 2. In a medium sized bowl; mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until the flour disappears.
  4. 3. Reserve 2 cups of the dough. In an ungreased 15x10x1 baking pan, evenly spread the remaining dough. Bake for 12 minutes.
  5. 4. Remove the pan from the oven and spread the blueberry pie filling over the crust in the pan. With a teaspoon, spoon the remaining dough into small mounds on top of the pie filling. Return the pan back to the oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until the top is light golden brown.
  6. 5. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes and drizzle top with cream cheese glaze. Cool completely and cut into bars.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  1. 1. In a medium bowl, cream the cream cheese. Add the powder sugar and mix well. Add the vanilla and enough milk to make glaze drizzling consistency (about 3 to 4 tsp.).