Blueberry Crumble Bars

1
Meg Arbo

By
@GemObra

I am a sucker for fresh blueberries! I grew up stuffing myself with them in South Jersey (Yes, Virginia, NJ is actually a nice place!) and the love affair continued into my adulthood. Each year I buy at least one flat of them if the wild pickings are not great. This is but one of my favorite blueberry recipes.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
a bunch!
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

3 c
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar, divided
1 large
egg, beaten
1 c
salted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
4 tsp
cornstarch
1/4 tsp
salt
2 tsp
lemon zest (i have successfully used lime, if that was the fresh citrus i had on hand)
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice (again, fresh lime can be used if that is what you have)
4 c
fresh blueberries (2 pts) you can use frozen, but the middle is a little wetter and you will need a little extra cornstarch. fresh is best for this recipe

How to Make Blueberry Crumble Bars

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter an 9x13 baking dish, set aside
  • 2In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, 1 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon zest. Add beaten egg and cold butter cubes to flour mixture and using a fork or a pastry cutter (or even your fingertips, or two table knives),cut mixture together until it resembles coarse crumbs. Gently press 2/3 of the mixture evenly into prepared 9x13 dish.
  • 3In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 4 tsp cornstarch. Stir in lemon juice then add blueberries. Toss mixture to evenly coat then pour and spread coated blueberries evenly over crust in baking dish. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over berry layer (I pressed some of the mixture together in my hands while sprinkling to make larger crumbs). Sprinkle (optional) Turbinado sugar evenly over top.
  • 4Bake in preheated oven for about 38 - 42 minutes until top is golden brown. Allow to cool for about 20 - 30 minutes before cutting into squares (or serve warm with vanilla ice cream, yum). Store bars in an airtight container in refrigerator. (You may want to bring them up to room temp before serving, though.) I wrapped each in a little slice of waxed paper to keep them from mooshing together.

Printable Recipe Card

About Blueberry Crumble Bars





Show 5 Comments & Reviews

Pinterest Pass Or Fail: Lattice Crust Baked Apples Recipe

Pinterest Pass or Fail: Lattice Crust Baked Apples

JustaPinch
Kitchen Crew@JustaPinch

What's better in fall than apple pie? It's filled with quintessential fall flavors. But what to do when you want apple pie, but don't want to make a whole pie?...

8 Cranberry Recipes Popping With Flavor

8 Cranberry Recipes Popping With Flavor

JustaPinch
Kitchen Crew@JustaPinch

Cranberries aren't just for sauce anymore. We've found 8 cranberry recipes that shine a spotlight on this tart treat.

6 Recipes To Celebrate Dessert Month

6 Recipes to Celebrate Dessert Month

JustaPinch
Kitchen Crew

October is National Dessert Month. Yes, there is a whole month dedicated to what I think I should be considered a meal. Raise your hand if you plan your main...

promotion