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A serving of a blackberry pie bar on a square plate.

Blackberry Pie Bars

The bubbling of this dish right out of the oven will make it hard to wait!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy bar recipes, easy dessert recipes, summer recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 448kcal


For the dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter cut into cubes
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups blackberries if using frozen, thaw and drain first


For the dough:

  • Rub zest of lemon into sugar using the back of the spoon creating a lemon scented sugar.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, dump in flour, sugar/lemon zest mixture, butter and salt. Beat with the paddle attachment for a couple of minutes until the dough comes together in small chunks.
  • Press half of the dough into the bottom of a greased 9 x 9 pan. Set aside the remaining dough.
  • Bake the dough for 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Let cool for 10 minutes.

For the filling:

  • Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add sugar, sour cream and flour to the eggs. Mix well and then fold blackberries.
  • Pour blackberries over baked crust and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle the reserved dough on top of the blackberry mixture and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • Let cool one hour before serving.


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.8mg