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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Blueberry Crumb Bars!

Hello, everybody!
How's your summer going?
Anyone have any New England vacation plans,
or already have one under your belt?...
If so, please share them with us!
And for those of you who don't have anything planned,
yet still are craving a taste of our beloved region, fear no more-
The quickest way to get a taste is to find a regional recipe!
And I just so happen to have the perfect one for you ♥ . . .

Blueberry Crumb Bars!
This recipe hails from Bridgeport, Connecticut, and is
Don't judge simply by the picture- believe me- it tasted much better
than it looked! Think of it as a buttery crusted blueberry pie, only 
in bar-form, and much easier to make. Sounds like a winner to me!

1 c. plus 1/2 c. sugar, divided
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1 c. shortening
1 egg
1/8 t. salt
1/8 t. cinnamon
4 c. blueberries
3 t. cornstarch

Mix together one cup sugar, flour, baking powder, shortening, egg, salt and cinnamon.
Mix well with pastry cutter or fork; dough will be crumbly. Pat half of the dough
into a greased 13"x9" pan (I used a 9"x9" pan which worked just as well!).
Mix together blueberries, remaining sugar and cornstarch. Place mixture into
pan over dough. Crumble remaining dough over berries. Bake at 375 
degrees for 45 minutes or until top is slightly brown. Makes 12-15 bars.

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Bon apetit!


  1. Thanks for sharing the blueberry recipes. We have a wonderful Food Fair and I have made friends with the blueberry grower--such a nice man and he grows the most delicious blueberries. We eat them with yogurt, on our cereal and of course blueberry crunch!

  2. that looks wonderful. i love anything with blueberries! i am not making my new england trip this year. if it stays as warm as it has been it is probably a good move. i am throwing a big fall party instead and i won't have the time for the trip.

  3. Thanks for another great blueberry recipe! I love adding recipes to my repertoire, especially blueberry ones! Stop by and check out my new jam recipe yes it's blueberry

  4. We just had a nice gob of plump blueberries right out of the carton.Hand to mouth....YUM! Hope you are well and will fill us in on your next adventure in New England! :)

  5. I just now found your blog. I can't believe that it took me so long. I am your newest follower because I heart New England too. Stop by to my cottage in Idaho sometime. Bentley and I will greet you at the front gate.

    Susan and Bentley

  6. I'm back because I forgot to tell you that I plan to try your blueberry recipe tomorrow. It looks really yummy!

    Susan and Bentley

  7. Looks scrummy! I love the dish, I don't suppose you know where it's from?
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