Berry Crumble Bars

In need of a yummy snack for a fun summer picnic? This was my choice. I wasn’t really sure how it would turn out, but I ended up really liking the final product. The picture above is just as it came out of the oven, but the final products were small squares of fruity, pastry, goodness.

Recipe: 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 cups fresh berries
 Steps: 
  • preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease 9×13 pan
  • in a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, flower, and baking powder; add salt
  • add butter and egg, and mix
  • use your hands to press this into a dough
  • set half of dough aside, and coat bottom of pan with the remaining half
  • in another bowl, combine lemon juice, sugar, and cornstarch
  • gently mix in the berries.
  • sprinkle berry mixture evenly in the pan
  • spread remaining crust over the top of the berry mixture
  • bake for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown
  • cool completely before serving in small squares
Hint: Use whatever berries you like, but be warned that strawberries contain a lot of water and can make the crust soggy.
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