Tarty, sweet, crisp, crumbly: just some of the adjectives used to describe these blueberry lemon crumb bars. I was looking through an old King Arthur Flour cookbook the other day and decided since we’ve been experiencing unseasonably warm temps here in Lancaster County, these bars were the perfect recipe to share with you today. So if you’re a fan of those summery berry days ahead, check these bars out!
Bars. They’ve got to be one of the easiest desserts to whip up. You really can’t mess ’em up, guys. These particular bars have a crumb crust that you press into a 9×13, a sweet fruity middle, some crumbs on top of that and finished off with a zesty lemon glaze. They’re the perfect compliment to breakfast or add fresh whipped cream for a tasty light dessert. Either way, you can’t go wrong.
Inside this dark UV glass jar, is tasty Golden Barrel Organic brown sugar. The jar keeps my brown sugar fresh and there’s nothing like fresh brown sugar! It’s the star of the show here in these bars. Isn’t brown sugar and butter the BEST combination EVER?? Add some oats and you’ve got a very satisfying treat.
The glaze on these bars is thin. It kinda sinks into the bars and forms a crystallized sugary top. In other words: pretty dang awesome. I’ve always been a fan of all-things-citrus so to me, this is the perfect compliment to the sweet blueberry filling.
Feel free to whip up some cream for an added layer of goodness. 😉
Breakfast, dessert, or somewhere in between, these blueberry lemon crumb bars are calling your name. Get into the springtime mood by making some today!
Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.