Monday, August 25, 2008

Blueberry Crumb Bars

So I needed yet another dessert for Sunday dinner at my parents' and these Blueberry Crumb Bars have been all over the food blogs that I visit regularly. I finally decided on them while on Annie's Eats because her pictures were so beautiful! I definitely missed the blueberry boat though because I could only find them for $3.49 a pint!

These bars were a big hit all around with their buttery layers enhancing the sweet blueberries. Especially with my sister, Meg, who commented all night about how delicious they were and even ate them for breakfast the next day!

Blueberry Crumb Bars
Annie's Eats by way of Smitten Kitchen

1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cold butter
1 egg
¼ tsp. salt
zest and juice of one lemon
4 cups fresh blueberries
½ cup sugar
4 tsp. cornstarch

Preheat the oven to 375°. Grease a 9×13” pan.

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

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.

Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.


Anonymous said...

YUM! These were so good! I want to make another batch now. :)

Anonymous said...

That's two shoutouts now. I'm winning...

Chuck said...

Settle down Meg. I'm the real winner. I get to EAT all of this great stuff. So you can forget about counting shout-outs...

FYI - I seem to like Mexican dishes.