Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars

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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!

Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars

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.

Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars

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.

Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars made with Golden Barrel Brown Sugar

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.

Pouring Glaze over Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars

Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars

Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars

Feel free to whip up some cream for an added layer of goodness. 😉

Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars with Whipped Cream

Breakfast, dessert, or somewhere in between, these blueberry lemon crumb bars are calling your name. Get into the springtime mood by making some today!

Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars with Whipped Cream

Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars
Print Recipe
Tarty, sweet, crisp, crumbly: these are just some of the adjectives used to describe these bars. Try these tasty bars today!
Servings
24 bars
Servings
24 bars
Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars
Print Recipe
Tarty, sweet, crisp, crumbly: these are just some of the adjectives used to describe these bars. Try these tasty bars today!
Servings
24 bars
Servings
24 bars
Ingredients
Crust and Topping
Filling
Glaze
Servings: bars
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13" pan with Golden Barrel coconut oil.
  2. To make the crust and topping: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, oats, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Using a mixer, or by hand, cut the butter pats into the dry ingredients until the mixture is crumbly, being careful to not overmix. Transfer 2 cups of the crumbs to a separate bowl, setting aside for later (those will be the crumb topping). Press the remaining crumbs into the 9x13" pan. Bake crust for 15 minutes and remove from oven.
  3. To make the filling: While the crust is in the oven, in a large bowl, mix together the filling ingredients. Distribute the filling over the baked crust.
  4. Sprinkle the reserved 2 cups crumb mixture evenly on top of the filling and return the bars to the oven. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the filling is bubbly and the crumbs have browned. Remove bars from oven and place on cooling rack.
  5. To make the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the glaze ingredients. Drizzle over the bars while they're still warm. Cool completely before cutting.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour.

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