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Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


For The Blueberry Lemon Filling

  • 4 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 tsp corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • zest from one lemon

For The Crumb Bars and Topping

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 375° and right before adding crumb mixture, spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with a non stick spray. 

For The Blueberry Lemon Filling

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk sugar and corn starch together.

  2. Add blueberries, zest from lemon and fresh lemon juice. Stir and let sit while making the crumb bars dough, stirring occasionally.

For The Crumb Bars and Topping

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together until combined. 

  2. Using a pastry blender or a fork, cut butter into flour mixture until crumbly. 

  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg and vanilla together and add to flour mixture once butter has been added and mixture is crumbly. Continue using pastry blender until combined. 

  4. Remove half of crumb mixture (approximately 3 cups) and press into prepared baking dish. 

  5. Stir blueberries and then add to the top of the crumb mixture.

  6. With the remaining crumb mixture, squeeze with hands to combine as the crumb mixture is added over blueberries. 

  7. Place in the oven uncovered and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until crumb topping is slightly browned.

  8. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com