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July 14, 2010

Berry Crumble Bars

I couldn’t think up a snazzy title for this post. I think its because these bars were good, but just nothing, well, snazzy. Don’t get me wrong, they were totally yummy. And perfect for a summery day. And they were gobbled right up. But they didn’t have that wow factor. I did use whole wheat flour (LOVE King Arthur!), which was kind of a nice flavor with the berries. Next time though, I would want a crunchier topping.

Plus my pictures kind of sucked this week, I must have been in a rush because they came out a little blurry. Bummer. I’m still learning about this whole food photography thing, so bear with me.

Or should I say “berry” with me? Ack lame joke, but…

Now those look good.

Berry Crumble Bars
Adapted from Chocolate Fool

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cold butter (2 sticks or 8 ounces)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Zest and juice of two lemon
  • 2 cups blueberries (I used all fresh fruit, and altered the ratio of fruit…more strawberries and blueberries!)
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. 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 prepared pan.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Gently mix in the blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Sprinkle the fruit mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble remaining dough over the berry layer.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for an hour, or until top is slightly brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.