Today I’m still in Salt Lake City for SNAP! – but I do have a wonderfully delicious treat to share with you all while I’m away. It’s the perfect spring recipe. Do you love spring?? I am so excited for the warmth to come back. I loving this time of year– the days are longer, it seems the sun shines more beautiful than ever & I just feel so much better overall. That’s probably because I have an abundance of fresh fruit & vegetables stocked in the house. It just makes me happy to open the fridge & see it overflowing with all those gorgeous colors. One thing that I do when I’m overflowing with produce -bake with fruit, especially berries. They are like little gems with those gorgeous, vibrant colors – they just make me happy. They were just calling me to make these Blackberry Crumb Bars. I love Yummy Bar Recipes!
These Blackberry Crumb Bars work well topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or by themselves.
They have just the right ratio of crumb & berry – so yummy.
My kids liked having these with breakfast over the weekend. They were great with coffee too.
Blackberry Crumb Bars
- 3/4 cup + 1-1/2 tbsp granulated sugar divided
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 cups blackberries
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 large egg yolk
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter - cut into cubes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Line 8x8 baking dish with parchment & spritz lightly with cooking spray
In small bowl- combine 1/4 cup sugar & cornstarch - stir in lime juice
Add blackberries - toss to coat - set aside
In larger bowl- combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder & salt.
Add egg yolk, vanilla & butter cubes
Using a pastry tool- work the mixture together until it resembles coarse crumbs
Spread 2/3 of the mixture into prepared pan - pressing down to even out & flatten
Top with blackberry mixture - spreading them into an even layer
Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over top & then sprinkle with remaining sugar
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick test is clean
Let cool completely before cutting & serving- unless you are serving with ice cream, which is better with a warm bar.
Cool about 15 minutes in pan before cutting when serving with ice cream.
You know you want to grab one? 🙂
Want more blackberry recipes??
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