I love baking these simple Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars recipe to help kick off the warmer season.Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup butter, chilled and diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Filling:

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Crumb Topping:

  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  • Start by making the crust. In a medium bowl, stir together the 2 cups flour, 2 tablespoons white sugar, lemon zest and salt. Cut in the 1/2 cup butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg and vanilla together; stir into the crumb mixture until a dough forms. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden. Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Sprinkle blueberries over the crust. Combine the 1/4 cup sugar and nutmeg; sprinkle over the blueberries. Make the topping: In a medium bowl, cream together the 5 tablespoons butter and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in the flour, so that the mixture is crumbly like streusel. Sprinkle over the blueberry layer.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until browned. Cool and then dust with confectioners’ sugar before cutting into bars.

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