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5 from 4 votes

Blueberry Bars

Moist, colorful and lemony, these Blueberry Bars are perfect for a picnic. They are a cinch to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: breakfast, dessert, afternoon tea
Cuisine: American


  • a greased 9x13 baking dish


For the crust:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • The grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 large egg, beaten

For the berries:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries


  • Center the oven rack; preheat the oven to 375°F. Pour theflour, sugar, baking powder, salt, lemon zest and butter into the bowl of afood processor. Pulse the machine until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Addthe egg, and pulse just to blend. Turn half the mixture into a greased 9x13baking dish, and pat it down with your fingers to coat the entire bottom of thepan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar and cornstarch.
    Then stir in the lemon juice. Add the blueberries, and gently move them about
    with a rubber spatula until all are coated with the sugar solution. Spread the
    berry mixture over the bottom crust. Then sprinkle with the remaining crust.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top
    crust just begins to color. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.  Then cover with plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Cut the dessert into rectangles, and
    serve cold or at room-temperature.