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Blueberry Crumb Bars

Typically I am not a blueberry fan, but even I loved these Blueberry Crumb Bars. I kept mine in the fridge to cool before cutting into squares. I put them back in the fridge and served them cold, which to me was far better tasting then serving at room temperature. Enjoy!

Blueberry Crumb Bars
Makes about 16 servings

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, and baking powder. Mix in salt and cinnamon, if desired. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the shortening and egg. Dough will be crumbly. Pat half of dough into the prepared pan.

3. In another bowl, stir together the sugar and cornstarch. Gently mix in the blueberries. Sprinkle the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble remaining dough over the berry layer.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.



  1. I would probably eat the while thing!

  2. If you loved them - not being a blueberry lover - I'm sure I'll love them since I do love blueberries!!

  3. We would like to feature this recipe on our blog. Please email if interested. Thanks :)

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  4. mmmm....I'm copying this recipe down. I loves me some blueberries.

  5. Mmmm those look fantastic! I love crumb bars! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower :)

  6. Mmm these look so amazing! I have to try them!

  7. Love this! Next time blueberries go on sale I buying tons. Thanks for posting.

  8. These look so yummy! I'm putting this on my list for next years Easter Brunch! Thanks.

  9. SOOOO yummy. I would love to make some. I am Pinning this!! I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party!! Every week I pick one project to feature on my sidebar!! Here is the link:

  10. Thank you so much everyone for the compliments on the blueberry bars :)

  11. I love blueberries,I can't get nuff of 'em.
    I could eat 'em everyday,this looks like a great way to enjoy.
    I'm visiting from MM.
    Come see what we did behind the barn!teehehe
    I'm new happy follower,hope you can follow back!

  12. Hi Ali :-)
    I followed your link over from Jen's 1lth Heaven Homemaking Monday's.

    I have both a son and a sister-in-law who LOVE blueberry creations!!! Reading through your recipe, it sounds tasty, though I must say that I was surprised to find that it doesn't call for any lemon. When I make it, I might try adding a little lemon zest in with the blueberry layer.

  13. I loe blueberries, I have to try to make it :)

  14. It supposed to be I love blueberies :) not loe :)

  15. YUM! I have a flat of blackberries that I'm going to use this recipe for!

  16. these look de-lish!

  17. OHHHH that looks AWESOME! I love blueberry ANYTHING!

  18. These look delicious! It's easy to make so I am all over it I'd love it if you share this @ Workshop Wednesday! It would make a great addition to the party!

  19. Wow does this recipe looks delicious. Great picture.

  20. I'm your newest follower. This recipe looks delicious! I'm doing a link party and would love it if you'd post one of your awesome looking recipes.

  21. YUM. I think I'd try to modify this recipe by using whole wheat flour and agave nectar instead of white flour and white sugar. Have you made any similar substitutions?

  22. My Oldest LOVES blueberry anything! Can't wait to surprise her with these! Yummy!

  23. Kelly -- I haven't. I don't think there would be any issue swapping the type of flour. Swapping sugar for agave nectar, well that is a little different when it comes to baking, but I say go for it if you really want to try it. Who knows, it might work?

  24. These look delicious! Gonna have to make some;)

  25. I love all things blueberry! They look delishh! Haha love your definition for "Jam Hands" too funny.

    Delighted Momma

  26. sounds so yummy! Do you think you could use frozen berries that have been thawed? Maybe it would make it to runny...Thanks for linking up!

  27. These look delicious! thanks so much for linking up with me today!!

  28. These look delicious!! My hubby is a big fan of anything blueberry so I know he would LOVE these!! I would LOVE if you would link up your creation to our {{What I Made Wednesday}} linky party! You could have the chance to get featured! =)

    Briana @ Sweet Peas & Bumblebees

  29. Hi Ali,
    Wow, I wish I had one right now, it would be perfect with my tea. This is a great recipe, it looks very moist. Your photo is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  30. Mmmmmmm!!!!! LUV blueberries, so I'm definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing, Ali! :)

    xoxo laurie

  31. Okay, I could so eat one of these right now for breakfast. WAY better than my Raisin These look absolutely delicious! Thank for sharing them with us at Inspiration Friday. We are going to share the link on our Facebook Wall. :)


  32. Delish! Our daughter makes these every fourth of July, but seeing them here calls for an early treat. ;)

    Happy Inspiration Friday!

  33. Oh wow, Your blueberry bars look delicious!

  34. These look SO DELICIOUS!! Thanks so much for linking up!!

  35. I am a HUGE blueberry fan and I love these already! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  36. these look amazing! I am going to have to try them! I found your link through the shabby chic cottage link party. feel free to check out my blog as well!

  37. You are killing me .)

    Again - Thanks for linking up to Make & Share at HOMEmomMADE.

  38. Awesome! I love the idea of keeping them cold. Sounds tasty.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday!

  39. These look amazing! Can't wait to try them!

    p.s. Found you on Hodgepodge!

  40. Yum. I'm featuring this tomorrow at

    :) Jill

  41. I shared this in my Saturday Seven lineup this week. Yum!

  42. I'm not a huge blueberry fan either, but I do love them in pastries. Can't wait to give them a try, these are absolutely mouth watering!

  43. Other than apples, blueberries are at the top of my list of favorite fruit desserts. These bars looks delicious. We have a local you-pick blueberry patch and I might have to visit it soon and made these bars. Thanks for joining the linky party on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday!

  44. This picture makes me drool...

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays!

  45. This is so great! Thanks for sharing at Make Something Monday!! I've featured you today!! Go take a peek!

    ~ Sarah

  46. oh yum, these look great too, thanks for linking this as well!

  47. Those look delightful. Thanks for sharing.

  48. Oh-My-WORD! These look fabulous!!! You truly are the whole package -- Thank you for bringing your fabulous blogging advice and a delicious recipe to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17! Hope you'll swing by and share more of your multi-talents tomorrow!


    P.S. Sharing your post on my FB fan page.

  49. Those blueberry bars look super delicious!

  50. Just wanted to thank you for linking up on my Whisking Wednesdays link party last week and hope to see you again this week!

  51. These look wonderful! Thanks for guest blogging for me this week and linking up to Sister Sister Sunday, we are featuring your recipe this week.

  52. Hmm.. This looks delicious!!
    Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!

  53. Would love for you to come link this in our Star Recipes Collection!

    (The Lucky Wife via The Chef)


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