Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr 10 min.
Yield: 10 servings
1 ¼ cup sugar
3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into tiny cubes
2 large eggs, at room temperature, beaten
2 12 oz fresh OR frozen berries (8 oz of each: raspberries, blueberries and blackberries)
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 ¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour & salt. Use a pastry cutter to blend in the butter and egg, mix well. The dough will be slightly crumbly!
Divide in half; press the one half into a 9x13 inch non-stick baking dish.
In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, sour cream, and vanilla; set aside. In an electric mixer cream the butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Add the flour and honey mixture alternately, mixing each time until all ingredients are incorporated. Dollop over the crust base and spread into an even layer.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F). Press one half of the crumb into prepared pan. Dollop sour cream mixture over crust and spread evenly. Top with berries, then crumble remaining dough over berries.
Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until top is golden brown and the center is almost set. Cool completely before cutting into squares. The bars will firm up considerably as they cool.
MAINE RECIPES > DESSERTS > OLD FASHION TRI-BERRY SQUARES
COURTESY OF GAYWEDDINGSINMAINE.COM
The best part of summer in Maine is the fresh, juicy fruit available at our bountiful outdoor farmers' markets. Tri-berry Squares is an old fashion creation that just screams 'summer is here!' The flavors of the fresh berries really stand out in this recipe. If fresh berries are out of season, this versatile recipe is delicious with frozen fruit, too. It tastes just like the kind of delicious, made-from-scratch tri-berry pie you can still find in old-fashioned diners up & down the coast of Maine.