Blueberry Crumb Bars

Sorry for the terrible picture, I forgot to take pictures in the morning before I brought this into work, so this is with my cell phone camera. It is too bad, because it doesn't do it justice and they were really delicious. You should make it anyway! This is a recipe attempting to use up all my blueberries from berry picking (which I was successful with, after the 4th batch of blueberry pancakes I think).

One of my co-workers said he didn't particularly like blueberries and I was shocked and appalled. How can someone not like blueberries? They are about the most delicious thing ever. After some intense discussion where I worried my co-worker may actually be a robot, we decided that he had only had store bought blueberries and when we forced him to try a fresh, delicious blueberry from the farmers market he conceded it was pretty tasty and my faith in humanity was restored.

Blueberry Crumb Bars

1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cold unsalted butter (2 sticks or 8 ounces)
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Zest and juice of one lemon
4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, and baking powder. Mix in salt and lemon zest. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the butter and egg. Dough will be crumbly. Pat half of dough into the a greased 9x13 inch pan.
2. In another bowl, stir together the sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Gently mix in the blueberries. Sprinkle the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble remaining dough over the berry layer.
3. Bake in preheated 375F degree oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

From SmittenKitchen

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