Thursday, October 27, 2005

Blueberry Crumble Bars

Crust

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

Blueberry Filling

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2 cups blueberries

Crumb Topping

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Crust:

Position a rack in the centre of the oven and preheat to 350 F. Grease bottom and sides of a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.

In small bowl, stir together the flour and salt; set aside.

In bowl, of an electric mixer, using the paddle attachment, beat the butter and brown sugar at medium speed until combined, about 1 minute. At low speed, add the flour mixture and mix until just crumbly.

Pat the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.

Make the Filling:

In medium bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and ginger. Add the blueberries and toss well to coat. Spread blueberry mixture evenly over the crust.

Make the Topping:

In medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugars, cinnamon, and salt until blended. Stir in the melted butter until the mixture comes together. Sprinkle topping evenly over the blueberry filling.

Bake the bars for 48 to 50 minutes, until the topping is lightly browned and the filling is bubbling. Cool the bars completely in the pan on a wire rack.

Cut into 24 bars.

Source: The Good Cookie, 2002

2 comments:

HoneyB said...

Ok, I AM making these tonight! I have blueberries in my fridge and need to do something tonight with them! It was fate that I came to your blog this morning! They look delicious!

Anonymous said...

Perfect recipe for a new tea shoppe resteraunt that serves tiny squares of their best recipes for dessert. :D THANKS