blueberry lime crumb bars.
It was bliss…PURE BLISS, when I walked into the store several days ago and was reminded of the berry bonanza extravaganza that happens every year around this time.
Blackberries for $2!
Organic strawberries for $2.69!
Blueberries, 2 for $5!
Emma and I instantaneously became kids in a candy store – because we have had all sorts of baking and ice-creaming plans now that berries are in season. First up: blueberry lime crumb bars – deliciously delicate and mouthwatering bars that are full of fresh blueberries, with a hint of lime.
We opted for blueberries for these bars but I think blackberries or raspberries would be fantastic too! I might even try rhubarb if I can work up the nerve…
I mean really, since there’s so much healthy fruit in this recipe, you can totally eat
three one for breakfast.
Blueberry Lime Crumb Bars
(adapted from Cooking Classy, makes 9-12 bars)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into cubes
2 teaspoons cornstarch
juice from 1 lime
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 1/2 tablespoons raw or white sugar
Preheat oven to 375.
Butter an 8×8 baking dish.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and lime zest. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolk and vanilla until combined. Add egg mixture and cold butter cubes to the flour mixture and using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut mixture together until it resembles course crumbs. Press 2/3 of the mixture down in the bottom of the baking dish.
Separately, whisk together remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch. Stir in lime juice and blueberries, then toss so that blueberries are evenly coated. Spread blueberries evenly over the crust in the baking dish. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over the berries (I formed small chunks of mixture together as I was sprinkling to make larger crumbs). Sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons raw or white sugar over the topping, then bake 35-40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool 20-30 minutes before slicing into squares.
TOTAL: $6.04 or $.50 per serving
Wondering how on earth I arrived at these costs? Take a look at my shopping guide to show see what I pay for items, per serving, etc.
199 calories per serving (calculations based on 12 squares)
8 grams of fat
2 grams protein
1 gram fiber
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