Blueberry Crumb Bars

When looking for other recipes to bake for my kid’s teachers, I stumbled upon Mary’s blueberry crumb bars at One Perfect Bite and knew instantly they would be a great addition to the gift plate. The crumb bars were easy to make and absolutely delicious! When testing them out, my children, husband and I all loved them. I am sure the teachers loved them too. Thanks for a wonderful recipe Mary!

Blueberry Crumb Bars:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Recipe from One Perfect Bite

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup white sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 sticks of cold butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 4 tsp cornstarch

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13 glass baking pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon zest. Use a fork or pastry cutter to cut in butter until mixture is in pieces no larger than a pea. Mix in egg and vanilla. Dough will be crumbly but will stick together when squeezed. Pat half of the dough into the pan.

In another small bowl, mix 1/4 cup white sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Add blueberries and gently toss them to coat. Pour blueberry mixture on top of the dough in pan. Then crumble remainder of dough evenly over the blueberries.

Bake in the oven for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the top is slightly browned. Cool completely, then cut into squares. Enjoy.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

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One Response to “Blueberry Crumb Bars”

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    Allie — April 18, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    I love, love, love this recipe! I make it for playgroups and get togethers all the time! I’ve made a few adjustments: I make it in the food processor for easier mixing, I use frozen blueberries (and don’t even both to defrost them, it still comes out fine!) add ground flax seeds, use half whole wheat/half white flour and then add a lemon glaze on top. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

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