Blueberry Crumb Bars

My plan for this week was to post something a bit more... healthy, purposeful, and seasonal... but I couldn't help myself! (Next week I'll get back on track I promise) Plus.... everyone needs to have a bit of careless food fun every now and then! As we all know, blueberries are packed with antioxidants and clearly I cannot wait for summer... I'm sorry that blueberries aren't in season yet... but I mean ladies, look at this recipe. How could I not post this?⠀

INGREDIENTS: Crumbs-⠀
1 cup granulated sugar⠀
1 tsp baking powder⠀
3 cups all purpose flour⠀
1/4 tsp salt⠀
Zest from 1 lemon⠀
1 cup cold, unsalted butter (cut it up into chunks!)⠀
1 egg⠀

Berries-⠀
Juice of 1 lemon⠀
1/2 cup granulated sugar⠀
4 tsp cornstarch⠀
4 cups freshblueberries⠀

HOW TO:⠀
Preheat your over to 375 degrees and grease a 9x13 pan⠀
In a medium bowl, stir together sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the butter and egg. Dough should be crumbly. Pat half of the dough down into your prepared pan.⠀
In another bowl, stir together 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 min, or until top is slightly brown.⠀
Cool completely before cutting into squares!⠀

YUM! Next week... remember I'll get back onto the healthy kick.⠀

Adriane KnorrComment