Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Blueberry Crumb Bars

You'll want to make these for a large group of people.

Otherwise you will be tempted to eat the whole tray.

A lemony shortbread crust with jammy blueberry filling.

These will not take you long to make.

In fact, I made a batch in the time it took Clara to read Nate the Great aloud.

Blueberry Crumb Bars

About 36 squares

1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cold unsalted butter (2 sticks or 8 ounces)
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Zest and juice of one lemon
4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, and baking powder. Mix in salt and lemon zest. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the butter and egg. Dough will be crumbly. Pat half of dough into the prepared pan.

3. In another bowl, stir together the sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Gently mix in the blueberries. Sprinkle the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble remaining dough over the berry layer.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. (This took an extra 10 to 15 minutes in my oven.) Cool completely before cutting into squares.


  1. It would have taken me twice through Nate the Great and btw the squares were GRRREAT!!

    1. Hehe, just cannot be afraid to make a mess of the kitchen I guess;)

  2. Believe me these were GREAT!!!!:)