Using a basic crumble type pastry these are delicious and so easy. You can adapt them with most any berry if you want to change it up as the berries begin to ripen in your area. What a great treat to take on a picnic, serve for brunch, tailgate party, dessert.........
1 C sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3 c flour
1 cup butter
zest & juice of 1 lemon
2 c blueberries
1/4 c sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
Preheat oven to 350° butter 9 x 13 pan (you can double this and make it in a rimmed cookie sheet if you want to feed a crowd)
With pastry blender in large bowl mix sugar, baking powder, flour, lemon zest, butter (I use cold butter and grate it with a box grater for quicker blending), egg....mix till crumble looking texture forms.
Press 1/2 of mixture into 9 x 13 pan reserve the rest for the topping.
Mix berries with lemon juice, 1/4 c sugar and cornstarch and distribute evenly into pan. Top with rest of crumble mixture and bake on middle rack about 50-55 min or till topping begins to brown.
Let cool completely then add:
juice & zest of 1 lemon mixed with 1 c confectioner sugar add a bit of water for desired consistency then drizzle over cooled bars, let set then cut into equal sized squares.
Great served for brunch or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert.
alternate berry ideas:
raspberry & almond
raspberry & white chocolate chips
strawberry & orange in place of lemon
blackberry & orange in place of lemon
apples with the orange in place of lemon
also cinnamon is a nice addition
Any other suggestions for fruit combinations I should try?
|Mix blueberries with cornstarch, 1/4 c sugar & lemon juice.|
|use pastry blender to mix crumble mixture|
|press into pan|
|layer blueberries then top with rest of crumble|
|bake till golden brown|