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Fresh Picked Summer Blueberries | Crumb Bars Recipe

July in New Hampshire means the blueberries are ready for picking!  Here in Goffstown we have Berry Good Farm which is a huge blueberry farm, and it’s the one and only place to go for wonderful, plump, sweet blueberries.

blueberries by parker street imagery

Blueberries and Blackberries

What to do with all these fresh berries? I have a recipe that I’ve been using for years that is so perfectly flexible because you can use ANY berry or fruit.

blueberry crumb bars recipe

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photos above show the blueberry crumb bars made with 100% whole wheat flour which results in a darker color and heavier texture.

Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe

3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of ground cinnamon
4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tsp cornstarch

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, and baking powder, salt and cinnamon. 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.
  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.

Notes: I have made this recipe with both white flour and also 100% whole wheat flour. I vastly prefer the look and taste of the regular flour, although conscience usually persuades me to use the whole wheat. Then again, when you’re adding 2 sticks of butter and 1 1/2 cups of white sugar to something, does it really matter??  The original recipe that I got this from uses shortening but I just use butter instead.

blueberry crumb bars recipe

For more local goodness from Goffstown, be sure to check out my post featuring photos of the beautiful food at High Street Farm House, a wonderful restaurant here in town.

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