Monday, August 18

Berry Crumb Bars

It's been ages since I posted a recipe on the blog here... and considering that those posts are some of my most visited posts, I decided to share another one. Baking is my love language and I did a little baking this weekend at the request of my dear husband who was craving something sweet and fruity... and I had some strawberries that needed to be eaten and some blueberries from the picking I did last week, so I whipped up this old recipe here and I'm wondering why it's been six years since I made this last (I posted this recipe to my old xanga blog back in the day... that's how I know).

Well, after I shared a picture on instagram/facebook, I had more than one person ask for the recipe, so here it is!!

 for later and Enjoy!

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The original recipe is pretty simple and you can find it on allrecipes, Blueberry Crumb Bars. But after I read some of the comments/suggestions I tweaked the recipe a little.  Here is my recipe.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
a shake or two of salt
a couple shakes of cinnamon

1 cup shortening
1 egg
a capful of vanilla
a capful of lime (or lemon) juice
and a little bit of water
1/2-3/4 cup of oatmeal (for use later)

a pint fresh blueberries
1 bag frozen raspberries
(or any combination of berries equalling 4 cups)
1/2 cup white sugar
3 teaspoons cornstarch

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together sugar, flour, and baking powder.  Mix in salt and cinnamon.  Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the shortening and egg. Dough will be crumbly.  Add vanilla, lime juice, and water to help it stick together a little bit and press half the dough into prepared pan.
3. In another bowl, stir together the sugar and cornstarch.  Gently mix in the blueberries and raspberries.  Sprinkle the berry mixture evenly over the crust.
4. Add 1/2 cup or so of oatmeal to remaining dough and crumble over the berry layer.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until top is slightly brown.  Cool completely before cutting into squares.
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It's definitely one I will make again!

1 comment:

  1. OH! Just in time for my sons birthday on Friday. He asked for a berry crisp as opposed to a cake :). THANKS. starts for me in 2 weeks and THEN I will have WAY more time to meet up for CAWFEEEEE! Woot and YAY! Throw me some dates on FB!!


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