Blueberry Lemon Bars

Blueberry Lemon Bars

These Blueberry Lemon Bars are easy to make and perfect for sharing during the long days of summer.

Blueberry Lemon Bars
 
Makes about 12
Ingredients
  • 8 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Crust and Crumble Dough (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a large bowl, gently stir together blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon zest and juice. Pour mixture onto prepared Crust and Crumble Dough in pan; crumble reserved dough onto berries.
  3. Bake until top is lightly browned and filling is hot and bubbly, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Using excess parchment as handles, remove from pan before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

 
Crust and Crumble Dough
 
Makes enough for 1 (13x9-inch) pan
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2⁄3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with baking spray with flour. Line pan with parchment paper, letting excess extend over sides of pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and egg yolk with a mixer at medium speed until smooth and creamy. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating just until combined.
  3. Turn out mixture onto a work surface, and gently knead until a crumbly dough forms. Press three-fourths of dough into prepared pan. Reserve remaining dough in a small bowl.

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