Grandma’s Blueberry Delight – this no-bake, layered dessert is made of Nilla wafer crust, whipped cream filling and a blueberry compote.
Grandma’s Vintage Dessert
Hi friends! I’m so excited to share with you another new recipe today! Instead of cake, however, this week’s recipe is my grandma’s Blueberry Delight bars. This recipe is over 60-years-old and one my mom remembers having at every Christmas dinner growing up. She actually just discovered the old recipe card when going through my grandma’s recipes not too long ago. She snatched up all the cards with my grandma’s writing and plans to make copies and recipe books with them for her siblings. Don’t you worry, I’m asking for one too! Old family recipes are treasures! Hold on to them forever.
This Blueberry Delight dessert is incredibly easy to make and it’s no-bake! Perfect for the end of summer when it’s too hot to turn on our ovens. Here’s what you need:
- One 11 oz. box of Nilla wafer cookies
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. corn starch
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 9″x13″ baking pan
While this recipe is pretty fool proof, here are a few tips I think will be helpful to you while you prep and make these bars.
- Make the compote first – the compote is the only thing you’ll be “cooking.” You’ll heat the compote ingredients over the stove to thicken the mixture. This means the mixture will be hot and it for sure needs to cool completely before adding to the bars. I think it’s best to make the compote a day or two early, or at least a few hours before you want to assemble the bars.
- Use a cold stainless steel bowl – about a half hour before you whip your cream, place your stainless steel bowl in the freezer. Starting with a cold stainless steel bowl before whipping your cream helps the cream to thicken faster.
- Chill the bars for a few hours before serving – when mom and I made these bars a couple weeks ago, we dug in right away. However, mom said they didn’t quite taste the same as they did when she was little. The reason being – we didn’t chill the bars long enough. Give the bars at least three hours in the fridge to chill and set before serving.
That’s it! There’s really no other tips to offer because Grandma’s Blueberry Delight is so easy to make.
And stay tuned for next week’s recipe! I’ll have a new cake based off these bars.