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Berry Berry Good – Blueberry Crumb Bars

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Adapted from AllRecipes

My theory is — if you add blueberries to a recipe, you make it healthy!!!  It doesn’t really matter how much sugar or flour you use, since blueberries are a Super Food and rich in antioxidants.  At least that’s my theory and you cannot convince me otherwise.  Therefore, since our family loves blueberries, I love all recipes with blueberries.  This one is so easy to make, even if you are “dough challenged” like me.

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks)cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 13×9 inch baking dish.

In medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, flour and baking powder.

Mix in salt and lemon zest.

Add butter and egg.

With pastry cutter, blend in butter and flour until crumbly

Press half of dough into prepared plan.

In a separate bowl, stir sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice together until well combined.

Gently fold in blueberries.

Sprinkle blueberries over crust.

Crumble remaining dough over the berry layer.

Bake for 45-50 minutes until top is slightly brown.

Cool completely. Refrigerate for a bit before cutting into squares.

These are much better from the fridge than at room temperature.



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