Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Blueberry Crumble Bars

Last night, I was really in the mood for some blueberry cobbler, (and we had fresh blueberries in the fridge) I decided to transform it into a bar.  I really wasn't expecting these to be anything special; just something worth trying...and it turned out AMAZING!  I think these may be even better than my blueberry cobbler (here).  These are definitely the best fruit bar I've ever had. Everything about them was just perfect.  A buttery, shortbread like bottom, sweet and juicy blueberries in the middle, and topped with a buttery crumble mixture.  They are wonderfully moist and the crumble mixture doesn't fall of the bars when you cut them, and they're super neat and easy to cut.  I had these warm from the oven with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.  Oh my goodness.  I honestly couldn't stop eating it!!  I swear I ate half a batch on my own (with the addition of ice cream and whipped cream).  They didn't last 24 hours in my house either.  I can't wait to try this recipe with fresh blackberries or raspberries.  I recommend using fresh blueberries for the best taste.


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups blueberries, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease one 13x9 inch pan.
  2. Combine 1 cup of the sugar, the flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, shortening, and egg. Dough will be crumbly. Pat half of the dough into the prepared pan.
  3. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, the flour and berries. Place mixture over dough in pan. Crumble the remaining dough over the tops of the berries.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 45 minutes or until the top is slightly brown.


  1. I only have a 8" square pan, will it work?

  2. you may want to half the recipe if you're using that. the bars would be much thicker with an 8" pan, so I'm not sure if the texture and time in the oven would be the same. These bars are made to be kind of thin, but making it thicker would just make it more like a cobbler/brownie can try!