Blueberry Pie Bars

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These blueberry pie bars stem from my secret love for canned pie fillings! It’s kinda weird, I know but it must come from my childhood when my mom used to make Cherry ChaCha all the time for dessert. That cherry pie filling dessert is still one of my very favorites to this day, even though I haven’t eaten it in years.

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Blueberry Pie Bars

Blueberry Pie Bars – A Pie Filling Recipe

Do you remember Cherry ChaCha? Maybe that’s a good recipe for me to put in my cookbook. It reminds me of my childhood SO much. It was also a favorite of Mike’s in our early years of marriage, my mom used to make it for him all the time, but now he gets a store-bought pumpkin pie instead.Poor Mike.

These blueberry pie bars were fast, easy and simple to make, which is something that we all need this time of year. It also makes a large pan of bars, making it perfect to take to a party or feed a large family at the end of a meal.

The crust is basically a sweet, non-rising dough done in two layers with blueberry pie between those cake layers. Add on my Buttery Vanilla Glaze and you have one delicious dessert. It’s not a super sweet dessert, which I loved. I might have had a piece for breakfast the next day…I’m not admitting anything.It might have inspired me to try to make a cherry breakfast cake for the holiday’s….it hasn’t happened yet…but it’s coming, I am sure!

close up of Blueberry Pie Bars on a white plate

I love that excepting maybe the blueberry pie filling, I am certain that you have all the ingredients for these blueberry pie bars in your pantry or cupboards. I would bet however, that you do have a can of pie filling, whether it’s apple, cherry or whathaveyou and you can certainly sub in any pie filling that you like in this!

Happy Baking everyone!

Love you more than chocolate,


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Blueberry Pie Bars

How to make delicious Blueberry Pie Bars! Blueberry pie filling is sandwiched between vanilla cake layers to make a delicious sliced bar!
5 from 26 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • one 21 ounces blueberry pie filling

Buttery Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon melted salted butter


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.
  • Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Mix in vanilla.
  • Whisk together the flour and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
  • Spread around 3 1/2 cups of batter on the bottom of the pan. Spread a layer of pie filling across the top. Drop remaining batter on top of pie filling.
  • Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
  • Combine the buttery vanilla glaze ingredients and drizzle over the bars. Add in more cream if you want a creamier consistency.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 12g, Calories: 235kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 49mg, Sodium: 204mg, Potassium: 29mg, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 300IU, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 0.9mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

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  1. Sharon says

    These bars just didn’t want to bake all the way through. My oven temperature is correct so I don’t know what went wrong. I added 12 more minutes, but still not cooked.

    • Sonya says

      I have the same problem as you.. I rated 2 weeks ago but I used cherry , same problem
      never firmed for bars.

  2. ModestCatholic says

    I tried this with cherry pie filling since my husband Luke’s cherry pie, and he ate it all himself, lol.. I will try Blueberry this week5 stars

  3. Helen says

    Did not like blueberry bars. It would have been better if it was more of a cake than shortbread.

  4. Lois says

    Can I give them 6 stars? They are so easy and so good! I cut the icing by 2/3 and it was still plenty. Everyone loved them and I had a few people ask for the recipe 😉5 stars

  5. Debbie says

    Made these for my neighbor’s visiting company. I blended in 8 oz. Softened cream cheese with the pie filling. EXCELLENT & a big hit with my friends!!5 stars

  6. Sky says

    What size is a serving , also these look perfect for my diabetic fiance not too sweet but they should help for low blood sugar, also I haven’t baked them yet but I’ll post a rating once I do and we try them

  7. Sky says

    So what is a serving you didnt mention how many to cut this into, either way they look great and doesn’t look overly sweet which is perfect for my diabetic fiance

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      Yes, the dumb recipe plug-in switched the numbers around. Sigh.5 stars

  8. Anna Sue Kramer says

    I’m curious if there is a change in the recipe to accommodate for high altitude.

    Thank you!

  9. Kathleen Wolff says

    I have a 4L pail of wild blueberries looking for a good home. I think I’ll make my own pie filling….

  10. Rose-Mary Hall says

    Ooh! You could bring some with you today. 😉

  11. Jane says

    I just found your blog as I was searching for mincemeat recipes. As you mention that this would likely work with different pie fillings I thought I’d give it a try with mincemeat. It worked really well!

    Also, I liked that this was suppose to be a denser cake so it converted to gluten free really well; I just used my own gluten free flour mix cup for cup and added 1.5 tsp of xanthun gum.

    I will be making this with mincemeat again and look forward to trying other pie fillings too. Thank you!

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      @Jane That’s such a great idea! The mincemeat! I’m drooiling just thinking about it!

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      Mine too…someone want to make these so I can have them again ? 🙂

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