Blueberries are in season and it is time to start baking with them! This recipe is originally from Cooking Classy and I have tried and tested it on numerous occasions! These bars are delicious, straightforward to make and are perfect as a snack at any time of the day! These bars are a combination of your classic pie, a fruit crumble and a cookie bar! The recipe is very forgiving and it may just become your new favourite summer treat! Enjoy the bars cold, warm or even with a scoop of ice cream!
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Blueberry Crumb Bars 11 Steps
Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish (line with parchment and butter parchment if you'd like to lift them out easier), set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg and vanilla.
Add egg mixture and cold butter cubes to flour mixture and using a fork or a pastry cutter, cut mixture together until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Press 1/2 of the mixture evenly into prepared baking dish.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar and cornstarch, stir in lemon juice.
Add blueberries then toss mixture to evenly coat, pour and spread coated blueberries evenly over crust in baking dish.
Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over berry layer.
Bake in preheated oven for about 38 - 42 minutes until top is golden brown.
Allow to cool for 20-30 minutes before cutting into squares.
Store cooled bars in an airtight container in refrigerator (rewarm in microwave for 10-15 seconds if desired).