Fresh Strawberry Crumb Bars
Strawberry filling
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line 8×8″ pan with either aluminum foil or parchment paper, allowing for an overhang. Grease foil with butter, cooking spray, or coconut oil. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or with hand mixer), cream together butter and sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes. With mixer on low, gently add flour, cornstarch, and salt. Mix until just combined; it will be crumbly. Press mix into the bottom of the greased pan. Bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden brown.
Strawberry filling
  1. While crust is baking, make strawberry filling by mixing together chopped strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, and zest. Set aside.
Crumb topping
  1. In medium bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter for topping. It will be crumbly. Set aside.
  2. After crust has baked for 15 minutes, remove from oven and turn oven up to 350 degrees. Pour strawberry filling over crust, smoothing evenly across. Sprinkle crumb topping over strawberry filling. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until topping is browned and strawberry filling is bubbly. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.