Thursday, July 15, 2010

Working Mom Meals...Blueberry Edition..

So we have 17 pound of blueberries.  They are everywhere.  I am wondering if it is possible to turn blue like Violet on Willy Wonka.  So along with eating some, freezing some and giving Jack and Lenny bowls of them, I decided to make a few blueberry desserts.   This is one of them.  They are super simple and they are best served chilled. 

A perfect summer treat.  Enjoy!

Blueberry Crumble Bars  (recipe from Smitten Kitten)

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 one lemon
4 cups fresh blueberries
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. (This took an extra 10 to 15 minutes in my oven.) Cool completely before cutting into squares.

I would love to hear some of your favorite blueberry recipes! I have about 15 more pounds to bake!!


Sharon@Keeninspirations said...

HI! I'm visiting from NFF. Those blueberry crumble bars look so yummy! Our blueberries are starting to come in so I will have to try these!
Thak you for sharing!! An old friend brought a delicious dessert ove one night and it turned out to simply be a 13x9 pan with bluebrries in the bottom and a box of yellow cake mix spread over the top and dotted with butter. She baked it about 20 minutes at 350! MMMM...
have a great weekeknd1

MrsA.Woods said...

Those look so good! I think I know what I'll be doing tomorrow. :)

This was just posted, it's blueberry muffins. Looks delish!

Her Momma said...

omg that sounds and looks AMAZING!!

liz said...

simply put: those look like heaven!

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

We made these tonight and my family ate the whole pan!!!!!
Thanks again for sharing!

Ashlee said...

Hey, I saw your post about featuring working-mom meals. I have a food blog, if there's anything you think looks worthy of that title, I'd love to do a guest post!

Room to Inspire said...

These look fabulous! We are a house in love with all things blueberry - I will have to try this recipe for sure!