Blueberry Crumble Bars
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- 3 c
- fresh blueberries
- 1 tsp
- 3 Tbsp
- freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 c
- 1 c
- 1 c
- 1/2 c
- butter or margarine
- 2 tsp
- ground cinnamon (you may use less if you wish, i just love the taste of cinnamon!!)
- zest of one complete lemon
- egg, beaten
Either grease or line a 9x9 square baking pan with parchment paper (I ran out of parchment paper and what i did was use is an old tip my mother used to do and that is to take any brown paper bag, cut it to fit your pan, and submerge the paper in water before placing it in your pan (this trick is also what i use to make crispy meringue bites ;)
*I never add sugar to fruit filling as they are naturally sweet and the crumble has enough sugar, however if you prefer adding sugar, by all means do as you wish :) (some will add between 1/2 cup to 1 cup of sugar)
Mix cornstarch and juice together, mixing well and remove all lumps, stir in blueberries and set aside :)
In large bowl and using your fingers, crumb the flour, oats. butter, cinnamon and salt together until it resembles rough breadcrumbs, add the lemon zest and mix in the beaten egg. Divide it in 2 equal parts.
Press the first half into the base of the baking pan, Add the blueberry mixture and sprinkle over the remaining crumbs
Bake 25 mins or until the crumble is golden brown with a few blueberries peaking through.
If you wish to eat this warm, serve immediately with a good scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or if you want to eat these cold, leave them in pan for a couple hours or until cooled. Cut in bars or slices.
recipe and picture: Nicole