So funny I have now seen these blueberry crumble bars in several places. The first place I saw them was Smitten Kitchen. Today I saw them at Equal Opportunity Kitchen. And even on Equal Opportunity Kitchen they will direct you to yet another blogger that did these fine bars. How funny is that? So now if you have seen them in any of those places you get to see them one more time (at least).
I have to say that these melt in your mouth. They are sooooo good. My kids liked them for breakfast (with milk).
I made a mistake when I did the recipe I put the lemon zest in the blueberries. Next time I will just put it in the dough like your suppose to.
BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE BARS
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- zest of one lemon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
- 4 cups fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 teaspoons cornstarch
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 shortening 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. (If you can wait).