Blueberry Crumb Bars

This dessert is pretty easy to make and a great summertime snack.  I used blueberries, but you could use just about any berry.

Yield: 16 Servings


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 1/4 tbsp large-grain sanding sugar


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest.  Cut the butter into the mixture until it is crumbly.
  2. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and vanilla.  Add to the flour mixture and stir together with a fork.  Set aside.
  3. In a third mixing bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tbsp cornstarch.  Stir in the lemon juice and blueberries.  Toss to coat.
  4. Press 2/3 of the flour mixture into the bottom of a greased 9" x 9" baking dish.  Spread blueberry mixture on top, and then sprinkle remaining flour mixture over the blueberries.  Sprinkle sanding sugar over the top.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 38-42 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.
  6. Cut into 16 squares.  Serve by themselves, or warm with some ice cream.

Adapted from Cooking Classy.