Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars

 Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars via The Baker Chick If I am going to be so masochistic as to turn my oven on when it is most likely 90+ degrees in my kitchen, it better be for something good. I have tried many ways to make summer baking more bearable but I haven’t been so successful. I’ve attempted the whole no-bake route, but sometimes baking is the only option no matter how hot it gets. AmIRight? Especially when you have something on the brain that you know would be delicious. You know how that goes?

These bars were super tasty: A lemony-crumb crust with sweet and juicy blueberries on the inside. They were the perfect thing to take to my last Acting class the other day. Everyone was pretty excited about these….in fact I think that baking things really makes people like me more. :)  (Especially when they are this good.) With an iced coffee and watching Hoda and Kathy hammered…..this was an excellent morning treat.

Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars

Yield: 24 bars


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter (2 sticks or 8 ounces)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries (2 small 16 oz cartons)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, and baking powder. Mix in salt and lemon zest. 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, cornstarch and lemon juice. 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.


Adapted from: Smitten Kitchen 
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  1. The bars look great! Blueberry and lemon, yum! Congrats to Kaitlin – that is a great prize!

  2. I love your bars..they are so colorful and delicious looking! Congrats to the winner!

  3. Congrats Kaitlin! OMG these crumb bars look so amazing! Printing this recipe now! :)

  4. Tasty looking fruit bars! These are so popular this time of year.
    Katlin is very lucky to have won that awesome prize.

  5. I would have turned my oven on for this for sure! Looks great! The combo of blueberries and lemon is always oustanding!

  6. Congrats to the winner!!!
    these crumb’s are tempting!!!

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  7. The bars look great – I love blueberry and lemon together! Congrats to Kaitlin….I know she’ll love the serving tower!

  8. It is the baker’s curse to turn the oven on even in the heat of the hottest day. Oy vey.

  9. Beautiful crumb bars… Love the combination of blueberries & lemon! Yum :)

  10. Wonderful combo. This looks so good.

  11. These crumb bars look sooooo good! I love the lemon in there too!

  12. These are like little squares of heaven! Such a gorgeous way to highlight blueberries! Stopping by from Foodbuzz – thanks for the friend request!

  13. Glad you didn’t skimp on the berries!

  14. I have to agree–it is seriously impossible to ignore the oven for the summer. There are too many yummy things to be baked, especially with all the summery fruits that hit their peak. These crumb bars look so delicious!

  15. Ive always wanted to try this infamously delicious recipe but have yet to actually DO it, i think this might be the final push needed as yours look insanely lovely and utterly scrummy. I mean how can anything blueberry lemon n streusely not be a winner! :)

  16. michelle says:

    would frozen bluuberries work?

  17. Michelle- If they are unsweetened, thawed and drained from any extra liquid- I think frozen would be fine. (But fresh is better :) )

  18. I agree – if I’m going to bake something in the oven, it better be worth it when it’s 90 degrees out and I have no A/C!! These surely look worth it!

  19. yes, these are definitely worth turning on the heat for.

  20. These look like they’re worth all the heat! They look so yummy.

  21. They are absolutely amazing. They are so moist and delicious. The crumb mixture I will be doubling next time just to give it a bit more of a compliment to the blueberries. Loved it SO much. Thank you for sharing!!!!!

    And YES, I am definitely spreading the word and sharing your link!!!

  22. Mondokayo says:

    I just made these tonight. I will make them again and again. So easy and delicious.

  23. I’m so glad to hear you like them! :)


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