Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blueberry Crumb Bars

There are 4 less cups of blueberries in my freezer thanks to this recipe. I came across these as I was reading blogs yesterday. I was in a baking kind of mood and decided to make them last night. I saw them at Made by Melissa, who found them at Smitten Kitchen, who found them at allrecipes.com. Wow!

This is a great recipe, rated at 4.5 stars by 207 people at allrecipes.com I agree, it ranks pretty high. It was very quick to mix up! I had some peppers baking in the oven for 30 minutes. Well I used some of that time to clean up the dishes, then went and printed off this recipe and had everything ready to go in by the time the peppers were done. That quick. I did end up baking them for an extra 5 minutes, just to let the top get a little more brown.

I knew if I left these at home, I would be 5 lbs heavier in a couple days. Aaron and I had a taste of one and the rest were brought in to my office this morning. Ok, I had another one this morning. Before I could even set the plate down, my coworkers were digging in and saying how great they taste!

1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
3 teaspoons cornstarch

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, and baking powder. Mix in salt and cinnamon, if desired. 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 and cornstarch. 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. Cool completely before cutting into squares.


Stephanie said...

These look so scrumptious! I wish I was eating one right now:)

Joelen said...

I love blueberries and need to get more... and this recipe is on my must try list1

madebymel said...

Those look great! I *SO* wish I liked blueberries!

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