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Blueberry Ricotta Squares


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl stir together the flour, the 3/4 cup sugar and baking powder.
  3. Add the milk, shortening, 1 egg and lemon extract. Beat on low speed for 1 minute, then on medium speed for 1 minute.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the blueberries over the batter.
  5. Stir together the 2 beaten eggs, ricotta cheese, the 1/3 cup sugar and vanilla extract. Mix well and spoon over the blueberries, spread evenly.
  6. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

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