Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Blueberry Crumb Bars

We had bought SO many blueberries from the grocery store, and since it's summer, blueberries of course, are at their ripest.

I was looking for a recipe that would use up all these blueberries, when I found this one on Smitten Kitchen. Maybe it was just the beautiful pictures that caught my eye, but something just popped in my head that said "MAKE THESE NOW!"...So of course, I did!

They turned out very, verrrrry yummy!
The short-bread-like layers, sandwiches that sweet, fruity taste of the blueberries, and after it's all baked up, some of those juices from the blueberries start to bubble up, and the end result is just absolutely DELISHHH!
Sooo...Make these now!

Blueberry Crumb Bars
from Smitten Kitchen

1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cold butter(2 sticks)
1 egg
1/4 tsp. salt
zest and juice of one lemon
4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
4 tsp. cornstarch 

1. preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup of 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 the remaining dough over the berry layer. 

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

**these are easiest to cut once chilled, so I stuck them in the fridge after they cooled, then cut them. So much easier. They tasted VERY good cold.


StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

I saw this one at Deb's site and thought it looked great. You did a beautiful job with it. I need to make this!

Passionate Baker said...

yeaaa, thanks!!
You should make it for sure, its so easy to put together as well.

Jaime said...

yum! if you like this one, try the raspberry bars in my blog

Passionate Baker said...

okayy, will do for sure!!

Pamela said...

These look delicious. I know what you mean about the berries. This summer, I just can not get enough of the blueberries!