Blueberry-Buttermilk Pie Bars

Tuesdays with Dorie
Dorie’s Cookies

These bar cookies are a Southern take on buttermilk pies. I have never had a buttermilk pie so this was a new dessert for me and my family. The crust is baked first with flour, sugar, cornmeal, cornstarch, salt and butter. The topping as Dorie calls it is custard-like and made with buttermilk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cornstarch, butter and blueberries.

I served this at room temperature the first time. The reviews were mixed. My husband liked it but thought it needed more blueberries. I did add the recipe amount of one cup but I also thought it could have used more. We both liked the crunch of the crust with the addition of cornmeal. I did not love the egg/custard taste of this dessert but I think it is just a personal preference. Leftovers were served cold which I liked better. My husband said I could make this again.

Blueberry-Buttermilk Pie Bars page 62.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Summer says:

    They look good. I liked these best cold also. But then I like all things custar


  2. Judy says:

    I preferred them cold as well, and covered the crust with blueberries. One cup just wasn't enough!


  3. flour.ish.en says:

    The texture is certainly firmer eaten cold. This is a good one, but needs some tweaking, in my opinion


  4. Peggy says:

    Funny..i liked these better the first day at room temp. Yours look perfect!


  5. I like this warm, but tastes still great straight out from the fridge!


  6. Cakelaw says:

    I agree these were a bit eggy unless chilled. I also upped the berries as 1 cup was a bit sparse. Your bars look luscious.


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