This next recipe comes straight outta my Grandma Betty’s handwritten recipe book. This little red book was actually hand-bound by my Dad when he was in high school. She scribbled recipes down in it over the years.I never had a chance to ask her how she came about these recipes. The book was given to me after her death. But I imagine many of the recipes were told to her by friends or she just made up or had learned over the years.
It’s pretty much all desserts in this book except for the occasional pickle recipe here and there. There is even a page with a recipe called “Cocoalight Cake” but it is almost completely covered in cocoa that I can’t make out half of it! Clearly that was a well-loved recipe!
This recipe is called “Blueberry Chills” in her book. It was one of the last ones added so I imagine it was one of the more recent recipes. Only about a quarter of the book was filled with recipes. My grandparents cooked most meals by taste and not recipes. But desserts are a little trickier, right? You gotta have those measurements to make sure it turns out just right.
That’s my guess on why this book is filled with mostly dessert recipes. I saw this one and thought it was perfect to share right now in the heat of summer! And it couldn’t be easier to make.
Some vanilla wafers, some sweetened cream cheese and pie filling. That’s it! You can definitely switch this out with other pie fillings. I think cherry or strawberry would be a few more favorites. I hope you’ll enjoy this! Thank you, Grandma.
Crush up those Nilla wafers. It’s easiest with a food processor.
Or you can pop them into a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
Spread crushed vanilla wafers into 8×8 baking dish.
In a bowl, beat together cream cheese, heavy whipping cream and 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
Pour over vanilla wafer layer.
Top with blueberry pie filling
Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 2 hours until set.
Then slice into squares and serve.
Blueberry Chill Bars
- 24 vanilla wafers crushed
- 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 can blueberry pie filling
- Spread crushed vanilla wafers into 8x8 baking dish.
- In a bowl, beat together cream cheese, heavy whipping cream and 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
- Pour over vanilla wafer layer
- Top with blueberry pie filling
- Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 2 hours until set
- Then slice into squares and serve