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  • Odense Almond Paste

    Odense Almond Paste is manufactured in Denmark, using the finest California almonds that have been blanched, mixed with sugar, and rolled through Italian millstones. Adding the delicate flavor of almonds can make an ordinary recipe extraordinary.

Blueberry Almond Bars

Blueberry Almond Bars Recipe
Odense Almond Paste helps create a yummy topping for these berry bars. Raspberries can easily be substituted for blueberries.

15 servings


25 minutes to assemble
To Bake: 15 minutes crust, plus 40 minutes filling
Total time: 80 minutes

  • CRUST:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ice water
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-7 oz box Odense Almond Paste, grated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind, no pith (white of rind)
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • Optional: Confectioner’s sugar for dusting
1. For Crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
2. In a food processor (fitted with a metal blade) or with a pastry cutter and bowl; add flour, butter, sugar, water and extract. Pulse, or cut in butter until mixture is the texture of sand. Press evenly into baking dish. The bottom of a measuring cup makes this step easy. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden, and remove.
3. For Filling: Add Almond Paste, granulated and brown sugar to food processor (or mixer). Pulse, or mix until mixture is fine crumbs.
4. Add eggs and mix to smooth paste. Add in 1/2 cup of the flour, baking powder and lemon. Beat until combined.
5. Add blueberries to a medium bowl and toss with remaining tablespoon of flour.
6. Add almond filling to blueberries, and gently fold together with a rubber spatula until combined. Pour mixture into pre-baked crust and bake for 40 minutes, or until top is a deep golden brown and firm to touch.
7. Cool pan on a wire rack until bars are cool. Cut into squares and lightly sift with confectioner’s sugar, if desired.

9 x 13 inch baking dish
Food Processor or Mixer

Test Kitchen Tip:

Note: Watch time carefully, because dark colored baking dishes cook faster than light colored dishes.


Blueberry Almond Bars

Nutrition Facts:*



FAT: 13g


SODIUM: 90mg 

CARBS: 54g



*Nutrition Facts are estimates only.  For questions or specific information, email

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