This easy recipe delivers mouth watering blueberry bars in short order! Serve up these blueberry squares with confidence to your friends and family.
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Blueberry Bars | A Simple Recipe
Blueberries in the summertime are my favorite. There is nothing like picking fresh blueberries. It’s one of my family’s favorite past times in July when they are plump and sweet.
My daughter and I tweaked a delicious recipe to give this blueberry crumb bar recipe a little more flavor and I LOVE how it turned out.
Our small group was my guinea pig test group for this recipe and it received 5 stars. So I hope that you enjoy it as well!
If you would like to follow along with my favorite seasonal recipes, make sure to check out my summer and fall favorites! Every summer my strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe is made for about 2 months straight with rhubarb fresh from my garden.
Let’s just say I may need to start exercising more…
And in the fall, our pear trees produce an abundance of yummy pears. My favorite pear pie recipe is a winner every time!
I certainly love desserts and this blueberry bar recipe is definitely top of the list. Let’s get to it!
Blueberry Crumb Bar Recipe
First step, gather your ingredients and pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. This recipe calls for minimal ingredients that pack a punch!
Prepare the Crumb Crust & Topping
Next, prepare the crumb mixture. This will be both your crust and your topping.
Mix your dry ingredients together first. My secret ingredient I add to the dry ingredients is cinnamon. It adds a hint of flavor that brings out the flavor of the blueberries even more.
Once you’ve mixed the dry ingredients, blend in the cold butter chunks. You can use a pastry blender or fork, but honestly I always find it easiest to dive right in with clean hands! The dough will be crumbly.
Next, add the egg and mix it in.
My daughter had an especially fun time with this step. Precious memories!
Once the crumb mixture is thoroughly mixed, press 3/4 of the mixture into a 9×13 greased pan. Leave the other 1/4 of the mixture for the crumb topping.
Prepare Blueberry Mixture
In a large bowl, mix together the ingredients to create a glaze. I’ve added Almond Extract to this recipe and it makes it smell so amazing as it bakes. Plus, the extra flavor is a perfect complement.
Once you’ve mixed together the glaze ingredients, add the blueberries and coat evenly.
Pour blueberry mixture onto your crumb crust, making sure to get all those yummy juices in there. Then, top with the remaining 1/4 crumb crust topping.
Bake your blueberry bars at 375 for 45-55 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
Serve and enjoy after cooling completely! Make sure to tightly wrap leftovers…but I doubt you’ll have any. 😉
This recipe was adapted from a talented baker over at Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
Make sure to pin this recipe to Pinterest to save for your next party! Or, let’s be honest, for the next time you just want it yourself. I know it’s on my list to make again soon!
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One note, I used fresh blueberries and love the texture they offer. Frozen blueberries are also a great option!
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Crumb Crust & Topping
- 3 c. All Purpose Flour
- 1 c. Sugar
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 c. Cold Butter, cut into chunks
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 c. Sugar
- 4 tsp Cornstarch
- 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
- 4-5 c. Fresh Blueberries
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
- Grease 9x13 pan
- In a medium bowl, mix together sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
- Blend in cold butter chunks, and then mix in egg.
- Press 3/4 of the dough mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk a glaze from the sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and almond extract.
- Gently fold in blueberries and coat evenly.
- Spread the blueberry mixture on top of the crumb crust. Make sure to add all juices.
- Crumble the remaining dough mixture evenly on top of the blueberries.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the top is lightly golden brown.
- Cool completely and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Dessert Now, Dinner Later.