Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blueberry Crumb Bars

It is berry season and I have found the perfect recipe for that big container of blueberries that found its way into your shopping cart at Costco. This delicious bar is perfect for breakfast (hey, it's full of fruit), snack time or heated gently and served with a bit of vanilla ice cream. It also freezes well, you really can't go wrong with it!

It originates from Smitten Kitchen, an awesome food blog. Check out my daughter Amber's blog, she added a layer of cream cheese--how good does that sound!
Blueberry Crumb Bars

1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups flour
1 cup cold butter
1 egg
¼ teaspoon salt
Zest and juice of one lemon
4 cups fresh blueberries
½ cup sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch

Mix 1 cup sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, salt and flour in food processor, add cold butter and egg. Pulse till crumbly.

Pat half of the dough in a greased 9x13 pan.

In a bowl stir together the ½ cup 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.

Bake 375 for about 45 minutes till top is slightly brown. Cool completely and cut into bars. Refrigerate.
Linked to Every Day Sisters Sharing Sunday

1 comment:

Grandma Scott said...

Those have got to be a sin !!!
Can't wait to try them...