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Blueberry Crumb Bars

Cooking Time:
80 mins
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Ingredients

3 cups (390g) all-purpose flour (spoon and level)

½ cup (100g) granulated sugar

½ cup (100g) brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

1 large egg

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes


Filling

1 Tbsp (9g) cornstarch

½ cup (100g) granulated sugar

1 ½ Tbsp (22ml) lemon juice

4 cups (538g) fresh Flavorite blueberries, at room temperature

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C.


Step 2

Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish (also line with parchment and butter parchment if you'd like to lift them out easier), set aside.


Step 3

In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, ½ cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.


Step 4

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg and vanilla until combine. 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.


Step 5

Press ½ of the mixture evenly into prepared baking dish.


Step 6

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together remaining ½ cup granulated sugar and cornstarch, stir in lemon juice.


Step 7

Add blueberries then toss mixture to evenly coat, pour and spread coated blueberries evenly over crust in baking dish.


Step 8

Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over berry layer.


Step 9

Bake in preheated oven for about 38-42 minutes until top is golden brown.


Step 10

Allow to cool for about 20-30 minutes before cutting into squares.


Step 11

Store cooled bars in an airtight container in refrigerator (rewarm in microwave for 10-15 seconds if desired).