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Fans of blueberry pie, this blueberry pie meringue topped squares recipe is for you! It’s an easy blueberry dessert recipe and the flavour is so good. These almond and blueberry cookie bars are sweet and tasty. Once you make them, you will want to make them a second time and soon. So, if you’ve been looking for a recipe using blueberry pie filling or a bar recipe with meringue, this is the dessert for you.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for blueberry pie meringue topped squares. You will love this recipe using blueberry pie filling.

Butter, sugar and flour combine with blueberry pie filling, almonds, lemon, powdered sugar, and egg whites to make these gooey blueberry squares.

More sweet treats you might enjoy include blueberry cream cheese muffins, blueberry skillet crumb cake, graham cracker toffee bars or these rainbow sherbet mimosas! Oh, and no-churn pumpkin spice latte ice cream is pretty amazing too!

Why You’ll Love These

  • Tasty: Blueberry squares with meringue are perfect if you have a sweet tooth, and if you love blueberries as much as I do. They’re sweet, chewy and so delicious with the fluffy meringue layer.
  • Simple: Don’t worry if you’re not used to doing much baking, because this recipe is really easy.
  • Versatile: These are ideal for any occasion, such as a birthday party or similar event. They’re also nice for dessert or as a special addition to your brunch table.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for blueberry pie meringue topped squares. You will love this recipe using blueberry pie filling.

Blueberry Meringue Squares Ingredients

Do you have some blueberry pie filling in the pantry you’re wondering how to use? Well, rather than make another pie, consider this blueberry squares recipe with meringue to make a change.

You will also need butter, sugar, almond extract, flour, lemon juice, egg whites, icing sugar, and almond slivers.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for blueberry pie meringue topped squares. You will love this recipe using blueberry pie filling.

Your sweet tooth will thank you for making this recipe using blueberry pie filling. The bars are that good!

Tips for Making this Easy Blueberry Meringue Recipe

I use coconut oil to grease the pie plate but you can use melted butter or another kind of oil if you prefer. Ensure you cream the sugar and butter together until they are light and fluffy.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for blueberry pie meringue topped squares. You will love this recipe using blueberry pie filling.

Of course an electric mixer makes light work of this. Add some flour and almond extract and the mixture will transform into blueberry pie meringue topped squares dough.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for blueberry pie meringue topped squares. You will love these almond and blueberry cookie bars.

The filling for these gooey blueberry bars is a combination of blueberry pie mix and lemon juice. The lemon adds a tart zingy taste to the otherwise sweet mixture.

7 Tips for Perfect Meringue

To make this recipe using blueberry pie filling the best it can be, you need to make perfect meringues. You need to whisk egg whites with an electric mixer and then add powdered sugar, a bit at a time. The meringue layer is an important part of these blueberry pie meringue topped squares, so it pays to know a few tricks!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for blueberry pie meringue topped squares. You will love these almond and blueberry cookie bars.
  • Fresh egg whites make the best meringue because older ones can collapse when you mix in the sugar and not rise well either.
  • Use room temperature egg whites for this bar recipe with meringue – you’ll get better volume.
  • Don’t try making meringue with packaged egg whites, as their pasteurization can stop them forming good meringue.
  • Don’t let even a tiny bit of yolk into the meringue mixture!
  • Overbeating is never good so start the mixer on a medium-low speed and turn it up a bit as you go. Finish off with a high speed. Starting with too high a speed will do bad things to the meringue structure.
  • Use a glass bowl, since plastic ones can have trace amounts of grease on, which interferes with the meringue.
  • Keep beating the ingredients until you have stiff shiny peaks. Then you know the meringue is done perfectly!
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for blueberry pie meringue topped squares. You will love these almond and blueberry cookie bars.

Assembling the Blueberry Pie Meringue Topped Squares

Once the pie crust is cooked, you can spoon in the blueberry layer and then top it with meringue. This easy blueberry dessert recipe takes about 10 minutes to cook in the oven. The exact time depends on your oven.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for blueberry pie meringue topped squares. You will love these almond and blueberry cookie bars.

When the gooey blueberry bars are done, you will need to leave them alone to cool down. This won’t be easy because they smell amazing and you will want to bite into one immediately! Be patient though – they’re worth the wait.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for blueberry pie meringue topped squares. You will love this bar recipe with meringue.

Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries have a unique flavour. They’re halfway between sweet and tart, which is why I love them. These almond and blueberry cookie bars might be a sweet indulgence, but worth making for a treat.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for blueberry pie meringue topped squares. You will love this bar recipe with meringue.

When blueberries are in season, they are extra delicious and if you live close to where you can pick them, you will want to get lots. Other recipes to make with blueberries would be this blueberry pie, blueberry lemon jam seltzer or these jumbo bakery style blueberry muffins.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for blueberry pie meringue topped squares. You will love this bar recipe with meringue.

Now you have an extra reason to make blueberry pie meringue topped squares! This is a recipe using blueberry pie filling as well as fresh blueberries on top as a garnish.

How to Serve Gooey Blueberry Bars

Serve this delicious blueberry meringue pie recipe whenever you are in the mood for a treat. Once I know this is in the refrigerator I crave blueberry pie meringue topped squares in the afternoon with a cold drink. These almond and blueberry cookie bars also make a tasty dessert. Their versatility doesn’t end there. These bars are portable enough to be a snack on the go or part of a boxed lunch.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for blueberry pie meringue topped squares. You will love this easy blueberry dessert recipe.

Blueberry Meringue Bars FAQs

Do you have to use fresh lemon juice?

I like to use fresh lemon juice for almond and blueberry cookie bars. But bottled is also fine if you don’t have any fresh lemons on hand.

Can you use a different kind of fruit?

You can use any kind of berries you want, such as cherries, strawberries and so on, or even a combination of different ones. You might like to swap the lemon juice for lime juice. I love lime juice with cherries.

How long do blueberry squares stay fresh?

These bars should last for a week if kept in an airtight container at room temperature or, if the weather is hot, in the fridge.

Blueberry Pie Meringue Topped Squares Recipe

5 from 3 votes

Tasty Blueberry Pie Meringue Topped Squares

By: Bella Bucchiotti
This blueberry pie meringue topped squares recipe is for you! It’s an easy blueberry dessert recipe to try. These almond and blueberry cookie bars are sweet and tasty. If you are looking for a recipe using blueberry filling or a bar recipe with meringue, this is it!
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 16 sqaures

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 Cup  butter
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond extract
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1 Cup blueberry pie filling
  • 2 Teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 1/4 Cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 Cup almonds, sliced or crushed

Instructions 

  • Grease a 8×8 baking dish and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add almond extract and mix in.
  • Add flour and mix until a crumbly dough forms.
  • Press into bottom of baking dish. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned.
  • While crust is baking make filling. Add blueberry pie mix into a small saucepan with lemon juice. Bring to a boil, stirring often, and then remove from heat.
  • Make meringue by whisking egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Continue whisking and add icing sugar a tablespoon at a time until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  • Once crust is cooked, increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
  • Pour pie filling mixture onto crust and spread evenly.
  • Add meringue and spread on top of blueberry filling. Sprinkle almonds on top.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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Let me know if you try out these blueberry pie meringue topped squares. This easy blueberry dessert recipe using blueberry pie filling is always a hit. It is like a blueberry meringue tart square. These almond and blueberry cookie bars won’t last, so make sure you don’t miss out!

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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