Hi, Everyone! I’m sharing one of my favorite summer recipes with you today! These Blueberry Crumb Bars are one of my favorite things to bake in the summertime! The sweet, buttery, almost shortbread-like crust covered with a thick layer or tart, gooey blueberries and sprinkled with more sweet, delicious clusters of dough makes these seriously addictive! You could definitely use different berries if you prefer something other than blueberries, and the bars would still be just as delicious! I hope you love these just as much as I do!
BLUEBERRY CRUMB BARS
(Adapted from The Smitten Kitchen)
*Makes 12 bars*
YOU WILL NEED
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (4 oz) unsalted butter
2 cups (1 pint) fresh blueberries
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1 1/2 tbs lemon juice
1. First, prepare your blueberry filling. In a small bowl, gently toss together the fresh blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch. Set aside, and preheat your oven to 375 deg F, and grease your baking pan (I used an 8×8 inch baking pan).
2. In your electric mixer bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, butter and egg, and mix until the dough is moist but very crumbly. Divide the dough in half, and press one half into your prepared pan so you have an even layer of “crust”.
3. Next, pour the blueberry filling mixture over the dough pressed into the pan. Take the rest of the crumbly dough and sprinkle it over the blueberries. Bake for 35 – 45 minutes, or until the juices are bubbling and the dough has browned a little bit (watch the bars carefully towards the end of the baking time so they don’t brown too much and don’t dry out). Let cool completely before cutting and eating!