Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Don’t you just love blueberry season? If you’ve read my blog even occasionally you know I love brightly colored food. I’m drawn to it like a fly to honey. Early on in my blog surfing days I saw these bars on Smitten Kitchen’s blog. I have no idea why it took me a year to make them, but I’m so glad I finally did. They were every bit as dreamy delicious as I thought they’d be.

I took these into work with a post it note that said “Blueberry Bars in Erin’s Edit Bay”, and they were gone VERY fast. In fact, when my producers came in to view something I’d edited, I think they were disappointed to discover the bars were gone. Note to self: Next time always save treats for people who will approve my work!

Don’t wait as long as I did to make this seasonal treat! You won’t be disappointed.


Blueberry Crumb Bars

from Smitten Kitchen, originally from All Recipes


1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cold butter (2 sticks or 8 ounces)
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Zest and juice of one lemon
4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.

In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup 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.

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.

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