Want to know what to make with all of those mulberries? These Mulberry Pie Bars are sweet, indulgent, and DELICIOUS! Made with a flaky pie crust, mulberry pie filling, and a crumbly brown sugar oat topping that takes things to another level. These pie bars are the best easy-to-make dessert that everyone will love!
Mulberry season is here! For those of us with a surplus of mulberries in our yards and driveways right now, there’s good news: you can make the MOST delicious mulberry pie bars with those berries. Here’s what we’re loving about this recipe:
- It’s SO easy to make!
- Perfect for summer gatherings.
- Great for keeping on hand as a yummy dessert.
- Everyone LOVES these pie bars!
Take it from us: these Mulberry Pie Bars are a hit!
In This Post
- What color are mulberries?
- Mulberries vs. blackberries
- Can mulberries be frozen?
- Mulberry recipes
- Ingredients for Mulberry Pie Bars
- How to make Mulberry Pie Bars
- More delicious desserts you’ll love
All About Mulberries
What Color Are Mulberries?
Mulberries are a dark red color when they are ripe. If they are a white, pink, or very light red color, they need more time before being picked. They’re safe to eat when their color darkens to a deep red!
Mulberries vs. Blackberries
Two types of berries that are very comparable are mulberries and blackberries. Typically, you can substitute mulberries for blackberries and vice versa in baking recipes. However, the two types are berries are also very different when it comes to shape, color, and taste! Mulberries are a dark red color, while blackberries are black. Mulberries have a longer oval shape than blackberries do and also have a sweeter taste!
Wondering what’s growing in your yard? Mulberries come from trees, while blackberries come from bushes. Looking at the shape and color can help you determine if it’s a mulberry or blackberry! If you’re still wondering if you have a mulberry tree or not, here’s a great article on how to see the difference.
Can Mulberries Be Frozen?
Yes! If you have a surplus of mulberries but aren’t ready to use them in recipes yet, you can remove the stems and freeze the mulberries in an airtight container. Mulberries can last 5-7 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer!
What can you make with mulberries? Well, these Mulberry Pie Bars are a favorite! Here are a few other recipe ideas to make with mulberries:
Here are a few notes about some of the key ingredients in this recipe!
Mulberries – These pie bars are centered around an easy-to-make mulberry filling!
Maple Syrup – The unique flavors in maple syrup truly make these mulberry pie bars AMAZING. Everyone will ask you what the secret ingredient is!
Brown Sugar – A mix of regular sugar and brown sugar sweeten this recipe to perfection.
Cinnamon – just a hint of cinnamon takes adds so much depth and flavor to these summer pie bars!
Pie Crust – We’re making a SUPER EASY homemade pie crust for this recipe. However, feel free to use a store bought one instead if you’re short on time!
Oats – These mulberry pie bars are topped with a deliciously sweet oat crumble made from rolled oats, brown sugar, and a tiny bit of maple syrup.
How to make Mulberry Pie Bars
Making this recipe is so easy! Here’s how to easily make Mulberry Pie Bars:
- Create the pie crust dough.
- Set some of the pie crust dough aside for topping.
- Press the dough into a square baking dish and bake.
- Make the mulberry filling.
- Pour into the pie crust and top with remaining pie crust dough and oat crumble topping.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, let cool, and enjoy!
These crumble pie bars are made to impress. Everyone will love them and want to know where you got the delicious recipe! Sweet, delicious, and a favorite dessert recipe to keep on hand all summer long!
More delicious desserts you’ll love
Mulberry Pie Bars Recipe
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature or lightly melted
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
Mulberry Pie Filling
- 2 cups mulberries fresh or frozen, stems removed
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Oat Crumble Topping
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
Making The Pie Crust
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix the butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, regular sugar, and vanilla together in a separate bowl.
- Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Roll the pie crust dough into a ball.
- Remove about 1/2 cup of the dough and set aside for the topping.
- Press the pie crust dough into an 8×8 baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake the pie crust for 15 minutes.
Making The Filling
- While the pie crust is baking, mix the mulberries, lemon juice, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon together, pressing the mulberries down to lightly mash or cut them into halves as you mix.
- Once the pie crust is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes.
- Fill the pie crust with the filling.
Making The Topping
- Top the pie crust and filling with pieces of the leftover pie crust that was set aside.
- Mix rolled oats, maple syrup, and brown sugar together.
- Sprinkle the oat crumble topping over the entire baking pan.
- Bake the Mulberry Pie Bars for another 30-40 minutes, or until the top begins to turn golden brown.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes, slice into bars, and enjoy!
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