Berries of all kinds have been a staple in our home this summer. Madalyn loves them all, and my Costco membership has allowed me to get wonderful berries (the kind that don’t go bad a day after buying them!) at such reasonable prices!
I had a container of blueberries sitting in the fridge last week and I knew I wanted to use some of them for baking. I was unsure of what to bake and found a recipe here, that I couldn’t resist trying — Blueberry Crumb Bars.
Looking at this picture, I think you will see why I couldn’t resist making them! These bars are loaded with blueberries and are not tart at all. This pan did not last long in our house!
Blueberry Crumb Bars
For the Crumb:
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
For the Blueberry Filling:
4 cups fresh blueberries
½ cup sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
Juice of one lemon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.
- Make the Crumb: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the butter, and then the egg (the dough will be crumbly). Press half of dough into the prepared pan.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Gently fold in the blueberries to coat evenly with the sugar mixture. Spread the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust, drizzling any excess juice in the bowl over the filling. Crumble the remaining dough evenly over the blueberry layer.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top is light golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature or in the refrigerator.