Tested till perfect Blueberry Oatmeal Squares
Blueberry Oatmeal Squares
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Blueberry Oatmeal Squares

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: August 2007

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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  • Portion size 24 squares

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2cupsrolled oats, (not instant)
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgrated orange rind
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1 cup 1cupcold butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cuppacked brown sugar

Filling:

  • 3 cups 3cupsfresh blueberryfresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cuporange juice
  • 4 tsp 4tspcornstarch
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Preparation

Filling: In saucepan, bring blueberries, sugar and orange juice to boil; reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Whisk cornstarch with 2 tbsp (25 mL) water; whisk into blueberries and boil, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Place plastic wrap directly on surface; refrigerate until cooled, about 1 hour.

In large bowl, whisk together oats, flour, sugar, orange rind and salt ; with pastry blender, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs. Press half into 8-inch (2 L) square parchment paper–lined metal cake pan; spread with blueberry filling. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture, pressing lightly.

Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until light golden, about 45 minutes. Let cool on rack before cutting into squares. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or overwrap with heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional Information Per square: about

cal 193 pro 2g total fat 8g sat. fat 5g
carb 28g fibre 2g chol 20mg sodium 84mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 7 vit A 7 vit C 5
folate 8
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