Sunday, July 5, 2009

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Last week we picked blueberries at my husband's grandfather's house and have been on the search for the perfect recipes to use up the blueberries. I stumbled on this crumb bar recipe from Smitten Kitchen and it looked so good! Make sure you come back, I'll be making lots of recipes with blueberries over the next couple of weeks!

1 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cold butter (2 sticks)
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
zest & juice of one lemon
4 cups of fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
4 tsp cornstarch

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9x13 inch pan.

In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup of sugar, flour and baking powder. Mix in salt and lemon zest. Using a fork or pastry cutter, blend in the butter and egg. The dough will be crumbly. Pat half the dough into a prepared pan.

In another bowl, stir together the 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Gently mix in the blueberries. Sprinkle the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble the remaining dough over the berry layer.

Bake for 45 minutes or until top is slightly brown. Cool completely and then chill in refrigerator before cutting.
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