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Blueberry Bars

Blissful blueberries make their way into a blue ribbon bar with a shortbread crust and lemony glaze. The best part about these bars (besides indulging in them) is that they’re pretty straightforward. The shortbread-like crust comes together quickly in a food processor and the filling is just a matter of stirring together the ingredients. While these blueberry bars may not exactly be health food, you can at least give yourself a little credit for eating this antioxidant rich berry, right?

Blueberry Bars

It's blueberry season so that means one thing, we should all be making these Blueberry Crumb Bars
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Cooling40 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberries, Blueberry Bars, Breakfast and Brunch, Brownies & Bars, Dessert Bar, fruity dessert, Summer Dessert, Sweet Breakfast Recipes
Servings: 12
Calories: 356kcal

Ingredients

THE CRUST, PULSE

  • 1 ½ cups All-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp. Powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 Stick cold unsalted butter (8 Tbsp.), cubed
  • 6 tbsp. Blueberry jam

THE FILLING, COMBINE

  • 3 cups Fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp. Granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. Cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. Minced lemon zest

WHISK

  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup All-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract

THE GLAZE, WHISK

  • ¾ cup Powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. Unsalted butter, softened
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly coat a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  • For the crust, pulse flour, powdered sugar, and salt in a food processor just to combine; add cubed butter and pulse just until mixture begins to come together. Mixture should look like wet sand. Press dough evenly into bottom of prepared pan and bake 15 minutes. Let crust cool 5 minutes; spread jam over the top.
  • For the filling, combine blueberries, 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and zest.
  • Whisk together 1 cup granulated sugar, ½ cup flour, baking powder, and ¼ tsp. salt; stir in eggs and vanilla. Fold blueberry mixture into flour mixture; spread over jam.
  • Bake bars until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out nearly clean, 35–40 minutes; cool completely.
  • For the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, lemon juice, softened butter, and pinch of salt. Drizzle glaze over bars.

Notes

Per serving, Calories: 356

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories356
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 13g 20%
    • Saturated Fat 8g 40%
  • Cholesterol 64mg 22%
  • Sodium 117mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 58g 20%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Protein 3g 6%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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