Blueberry #Crumble #Bars

A buttery shortbread-like base, juicy blueberry filling & crumbly crumble topping – those Blueberry Crumble Bars are so simple & delicious



A buttery shortbread-like base, juicy blueberry filling & crumbly crumble topping - those Blueberry Crumble Bars are so simple & delicious!

This previous weekend I went for a stroll and lastly felt sun on my face. It was a glimmer of spring. A small piece of hope. Like knowing there’s one other cup of espresso within the pot, or discovering a mystery bottle of wine on your cupboard. And whereas the spring feeling didn’t inspire me to do any spring cleansing – I was impressed to jump baking.

Because you shouldn’t celebrate spring via means of punishing your self with family chores any ways.

Instead you have to make Blueberry Crumble Bars. They have a buttery shortbread-esque base, a layer of juicy blueberries with a trace of lemon, and a crunchy crumble topping. It’s springtime in delicious blueberry crumble variety – and totally delicious for breakfast or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Plus, they in basic terms take about 10 minutes to make & there’s no ought to grimy an electrical mixer. So you’re proactively spring cleansing via means of minimizing dish cleanup.Side perspective shot of 6 blueberry crumble bars organized in 2 rows.

This recipe is primarily founded off of Deb Perelman’s Blueberry Crumb Bars from Smitten Kitchen.  I’m in love along with her recipes & writing – and I’ve via means of no means long gone flawed with something from her site. The foremost issues have been altering right the following although is the ratio of butter to flour to create a additional buttery & shortbread-like base, then creating a bit of additional crumbliness to the topping with the addition of brown sugar.

What you’ll also love about those bars is that they’re heavily simple to make. And I don’t say that lightly. First your whisk collectively a few flour, sugar & baking powder in a bowl, then cut within the butter & egg yolk utilizing a pastry cutter or fork.Overhead shot of 3 blueberry crumble bars stacked. A small bowl of recent blueberries and one other bar within the background.

You’ll word I say COLD butter right the following as hostile to room temperature. Crumbles, shortbreads & scones typically name for chilly butter simply due to the fact when baking the butter creates steam wallet – which results in flakier, crumblier goods. Exactly what we’re in search of in crumb bars.  The batter will really sense sandy and crumbly.

You’ll then press about 2/3 to 3/4 of the batter into your pan, and layer with the blueberry mixture. To upload a bit of additional crunch & style to the crumble for the ideal layer, we’ll then blend in a bit of additional sugar to the ultimate flour & butter combination then crumble on top.Blueberry crumble bars with a fork about to take a chew of it. A small bowl of blueberries and 2 additional bars within the background.

The bars will bake for about 45 minutes, and for those who take them out of the oven you have to see the berries effervescent and the ideal crumble layer may be getting reasonably golden in color. My in basic terms actual trick right the following is to look ahead to the bars to totally cool earlier than slicing. Coming from person that’s as impatient as a 5 12 months vintage – I recognise it’s hard. But I also recognise that chopping into your Blueberry Crumble Bars whereas they’re nonetheless warm reasons an enormous blueberry mess. So please comply with this not-so-simple tip.

Seriously – the combo of blueberries, lemon & buttery crumble is springtime deliciousness. Even if there’s nonetheless snow at the ground, my wardrobe has zero pastels & my rental is nonetheless as messy simply due to the fact it was on January 1st.

If you're keen on those blueberry crumble bars, attempt those different favorites:
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    Peach Pie Crumble Bars
    Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars
    Apple Oatmeal Crumb Bars

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A buttery shortbread-like base, juicy blueberry filling & crumbly crumble topping - those Blueberry Crumble Bars are so simple & delicious!
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Blueberry Crumble Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

A buttery shortbread-like base, juicy blueberry filling & crumbly crumble topping - those Blueberry Crumble Bars are so simple & delicious!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 9 squares
Calories: 278 kcal
Ingredients
For the Blueberry Layer

    2 cups recent or frozen blueberries
    2 teaspoons cornstarch
    1 tablespoon lemon zest
    1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice , do not use bottle lemon juice - it is too tart
    1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the Bottom Lay & Top Crumble

    1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour , spooned & leveled
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    10 tablespoons unsalted butter , chilly (1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
    1 big egg yolk
    1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
    1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 375F degrees. Line an 8x8 inch sq. baking pan with aluminium foil and grease with butter.

    In a medium bowl toss collectively the meals for the blueberry layer (blueberries, cornstarch, lemon zest, lemon juice & sugar). Set aside.

    In a separate big bowl whisk collectively the flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar & baking powder.
    Cut within the butter & egg yolk utilizing a pastry cutter or fork till the combination is crumbly and resembles rainy sand.

    Press about NULL thirds to 3 quarters of the combination into the backside of the ready pan. Pour the blueberry combination over top.

    To the ultimate flour mixture, stir within the brown sugar and ultimate 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar.

    Crumble the ultimate dough over the blueberry combination via means of squeezing it in a fist along with your hand, then crumbling it over top.
    Bake within the oven for about 45 minutes, till you notice the blueberries effervescent and the crumble layer beginning to turn golden.

    Allow to cool totally to room temperature (about 3-4 hours) . Then lift the bars out of the pan utilizing the aluminium foil overhang and cut into squares. 


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