Monday, July 19, 2010

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Wondering what to do with all those blueberries you picked and froze?  Blueberry recipes are among the best--at least we think so in our house!  Here's one I've been making for years, and they are a hit wherever I take them!  Not one of the healthiest recipes, but don't blueberries have antioxidants or something? ;)  Take them to a carry-in (that's what potlucks are called around here) so you can enjoy a little while sharing the calories with others! :)



  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.


  1. Those look amazing!! When I'm off of this cleanse/diet thing, I am so going to have to try these! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

  2. These look great! We LOVE blueberries!


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