blueberry crumb bar

Blueberry Crumb Bars

by Nicole on July 22, 2012

It is that time of year again..Blueberry season, more accurately “Blueberry month” :) In honor of my 3 year old lovie nicknamed “Blueberry.” I decided to make a few special recipes in honor of her. I searched high and low for standout Blueberry recipes and when I found this one at Smitten Kitchen, I knew I had found something fun, delicious and beautiful, just like my little Blue :). I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Blueberry Crumb Bars
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Serves: 36
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter (2 sticks or 8 ounces)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  1. Grease a 9x13 pan
  2. Preheat oven at 375 degrees
  3. Mix together 1 cup sugar, flour and baking powder. Mix in salt and lemon zest. Use a fork or pastry cutter to mix in cold butter and egg. (Dough will be crumbly).
  4. Pat down half of the dough into the greased pan.
  5. In a separate bowl mix ½ cup sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch. Gently add in blueberries.
  6. Pour blueberry mixture over crumb bottom evenly. Crumble the remaining dough over the top to cover.
  7. Bake for about 45 minutes or until it is just golden on top. *Mind your personal oven, there may need to be adjustments on time.* Cool completely and cut into squares. These are unusual in that the fridge is best for storage.


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Chris July 23, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I have the great fortune of working with Nicole’s husband. This morning, he brought in the ‘left overs’ for us, and I must admit these were VERY good.

Its not my cheat day, and I almost didn’t have one. However, I worked out this morning, and they looked SOOO good, I just couldn’t pass it up. Really glad I didn’t. I’m going to bookmark these for my next cheat day. :)

Nicole July 25, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Thank you Chris! I am so glad you decided to “cheat” :)

Natalie July 23, 2012 at 10:37 AM

The blueberry version looks fantastic too! Love your photo!

Nicole July 25, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Thank you so much Natalie :) The photo cred goes to my wonderful hubby.

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