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Blueberry Crumble Bars

These Blueberry Crumble Bars combine ripe, juicy blueberries with a delicious buttery, crumble that serves as both the crust and the crumb topping. Every bite is bursting with juicy blueberries complemented by the crunch of the crumble topping. Top these with a vibrant blueberry icing for the perfect finishing touch.

Blueberries in desserts are my weakness. I just feel they go so well in just about any dessert. These Blueberry Crumble Bars are one of my favorite desserts to make with blueberries. The bars come together quickly and easily and the purple, blueberry icing just makes them SO delicious. Plus the purple color makes them stand out!

The details

make the crust and crumble topping

These blueberry bars come together easily, because both the crust and crumble topping use the same recipe, and it only takes minutes to mix together. In a bowl, you’ll mix together the butter, sugars, flour, cinnamon and salt until combined.

Add 3/4 of the mixture to a parchment paper lined 8×8 pan and press flat along the bottom. Make sure you line your pan with parchment paper. It makes clean-up a breeze, plus it ensures that your bars don’t get stuck to the bottom of the pan.

Reserve the remaining 1/4 mixture for the crumble topping.

make the blueberry filling

The beauty of this recipe, is that the blueberries don’t need any fancy preparation before baking. The berries are simply tossed in a mixture of lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. The sugar helps the blueberries release their natural juices, creating a delicious syrupy blueberry mixture when baked. Trust me, it’s delicious!

Add the blueberry filling on top of the crust.

add the crumble topping and bake

Sprinkle the remaining crumble topping over the blueberries, then bake for 40 minutes in preheated oven. Allow the bars to fully cool before slicing.

I like to serve my bars with a homemade blueberry icing, but you can enjoy them plain as well. They’re good either way!

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Blueberry Crumble Bars


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  • Author: Jolene
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x

Description

These Blueberry Crumble Bars combine ripe, juicy blueberries with a delicious buttery, crumble that serves as both the crust and the crumb topping. Every bite is bursting with juicy blueberries complemented by the crunch of the crumble topping. Top these with a vibrant blueberry icing for the perfect finishing touch.


Ingredients

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Crust and Crumble Topping

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Blueberry Filling

  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Blueberry Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons blueberry jam (warmed)
  • 12 tablespoons milk

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, add all ingredients for crust and crumble topping. Mix with a fork until mixture is combine and crumbly. Add ¾ of the mixture to the prepared 8×8 pan. Using your hand, press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan.

3. In a large bowl, add berries, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Toss gently to combine. It’s okay if there are clumps of sugar. It will dissolve once baked. Spread the mixture over the crust.

4. Using your hands, crumble the remaining crumb topping over top of the berries.

5. Bake 350F 40-45 minutes, or until crumble topping is golden brown. Allow to fully cool before slicing.

6. Make the Blueberry icing: In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for icing. Drizzle over bars and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you would like to make these with lemon flavor instead, add lemon zest to the crust/crumble topping in place of the cinnamon. Additionally, leave the cinnamon out of the blueberry filling and add the zest of a lemon.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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