Mixed Berry Bars

These berry crumb bars are a super easy and a delightful dessert that is loved by all. It’s a nice alternative to making cookies and tastes best when served chilled. They can be made a few days and stored in the fridge. This recipe is adapted from AllRecipes.com.

 

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Mixed Berry Bars

Servings: These can be cut into 36 smallish rectangles

 

Ingredients:

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


¼ teaspoon salt


Zest and juice of ½ lemon


4 cups fresh blueberries and raspberries

¼ cup white sugar


4 teaspoons cornstarch

 

METHOD:

• Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

• Grease a 9×13 inch pan.

• 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.

• 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.

• Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown.

• Cool completely before cutting into squares.

 

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