Fresh Blueberry Crumb Bars

On this cloudy, rainy, but otherwise hot and humid Summer’s Day, the last thing I wanted to be doing is baking these Fresh Blueberry Crumb Bars.

However, I have been dying to make these, so I went for it. I figured if it gets too hot I can take a dunk in the pool to cool off 🙂


These were super easy to make. No mixer, no equipment, just throw together and viola!…the perfect Summer dessert.

These are great to take to a party, potluck, or just for your family.


The crumb is buttery (hence the 2 sticks of butter in them)! The blueberries were fresh ones that I froze, so I just thawed on a tray before using. Cutting these bars, you can just smell the buttery goodness!

Try these, you will be so happy you did!

Fresh Blueberry Crumb Bars

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Serves: 15 Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • Crumb Base and Topping:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spoon and level)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt (don't use if using salted butter)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled
  • Filling:
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1- 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries, at room temperature

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 13 by 9-inch baking dish and line with parchment paper. Set aside.

2

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.

3

In another very small mixing bowl, whisk together egg and vanilla until combine.

4

Grate cold butter into flour mixture putting a flat large holed grater over your bowl with flour in it. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg mixture, and cut into butter and flour mixture.

5

Press 1/2 of the flour/butter mixture evenly into prepared baking dish.

6

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar and cornstarch, stir in lemon juice.

7

Add blueberries then toss mixture to evenly coat, pour and spread coated blueberries evenly over crust in baking dish.

8

Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over berry layer.

9

Bake in preheated oven about 45 - 50 minutes until top is golden brown.

10

Allow to cool thoroughly (about 1-2 hours) before cutting into squares.

11

Store cooled bars in an airtight container in refrigerator.

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