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Jersey Blueberry Treat

If you like ricotta cookies and you like Jersey blueberries, you’ll want to give this recipe a try.

Blueberry Ricotta Bars

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar and 1/3 cup sugar, divided
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup shortening
3 Jersey Fresh eggs, separated,
1 for batter, 2 beaten slightly together for ricotta mixture
1/2 tsp. lemon extract
1 1/2 cup Jersey Fresh blueberries
1 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

15 minute prep / 60 minute cook time

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an eight-inch square baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, 3/4 cup sugar and baking powder together. Add the milk, shortening, one egg and lemon extract. Using a hand mixer, mix on low for one minute, then on medium for one minute. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly.
  3. Sprinkle blueberries over the batter.
  4. In a bowl, add the two slightly beaten eggs, ricotta, 1/3 cup sugar and vanilla. Pour over the blueberries and spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes until a knife inserted comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely before cutting into squares and serving. n

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