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Friday, 19 June 2015

Summer Berry Custard Squares

I found this recipe in the House and Home (Canadian) magazine.
A co-worker had given me a stack of them to read.
Well, I don't know about you, but I don't read magazines...I browse through them.
And this recipe caught my browsing eye.
It's strawberry season here in Ontario, so I made this recipe for the women's home where I volunteer.
They are easy to make and quite delicious.
Even my husband liked them and he is not too keen on sweets.
You'll need 1 1/2 cups diced strawberries
1 cup raspberries
To get the full recipe and print it, click HERE.
 The recipe calls for a 9" square baking pan, which could yield 16 squares.
I needed a bit more than 16 squares, so I used a 9 x 13" glass baking dish.
I also made these changes.
I used the same amount of crust as it does make a lot.
I used a full quart of strawberries
and two pints of raspberries.
(I almost threw in some frozen blueberries)
I doubled the amounts for the filling.
It worked great.
There is no "custard" pudding in this recipe, but the filling is just like a custard.
Two-thirds of the crust mixture goes on the bottom, with the remainder sprinkled on top.
The bottom crust is baked at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
I always bake a few minutes less that the recommended time.
(Better safe than sorry!) 
I found the top of the crust didn't get browned much, so I put the broiler on high just
for a few minutes. (I didn't want to burn the rest of the recipe.) 
The recipe comes from a bakery in Toronto, called, The Sweet Escape Patisserie.
They keep in an airtight container up to five days refrigerated.
The perfect summer treat to share with friends.
They will ask for the recipe.

When a reader of the House and Home magazine asked for the recipe,
the chef was willing to share her secret.
I'm glad she shared her recipe.
It is not difficult to make,
And they are delicious!!
Blessings to you!
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  1. Oh Diane! I am a berry lover of note... There is something delightful about a bowl of fresh summer berries, isn't there...? Strawberries are my favourites, and my mother grows quite a lot of them much to our delight! However, they don't last long around here, so we are hoping to increase our number of plants...:)
    These berry custard bars look beyond delicious, and oh, so attractive too!
    I will simply have to try this lovely recipe when berries come in season again...I am thrilled you shared it! Thank you:)
    Hope your weekend is a blessed and beautiful one!
    And thank you for all your sweet visits to my blog...you are such a faithful reader and a dear friend!
    Sending hugs your way!

  2. I love berry deserts, this sounds like a winner to me! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh, how I would love one.....or two of these to go with my morning cup of coffee :) These bars looks delicious, my friend, and I love all things raspberry so I'm sure this a recipe I would thoroughly enjoy.

    Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration this week. Hugs and blessings!

  4. These look delicious! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  5. Hello, my dear! Just wanted to let you know that these delicious bars will be featured at tomorrow's Roses of Inspiration party. Have a beautiful week! Hugs!

  6. I love Strawberries, this looks so good and easy! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh yum! I love anything with a crumble top. Pinning and I will be trying! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Hi Diane,
    These look absolutely delicious! The strawberries are so fabulous right now. I am eating them morning, noon and night. This is such a wonderful treat.
    Hope you enjoyed your Canada Day! Thanks so much for visiting :)

  9. This looks so delicious! If it has strawberries in it - I'm all over it! :) Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Diane, THIS recipe looks scrumptious! Thank you so much for sharing with us. SO GLAD you linked up to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop, featured you on my FB page and cannot wait to see what you bring next week!!! Carrie, A Mother's Shadow


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