Friday, June 8, 2012

Blueberry Bars...Nom Nom

Finally! I have used the last of the blueberries I picked last July after my trip to Saugatuck.I found this recipe on Smitten Kitchen and adapted it to my taste. These are deelish with a cup of coffee. Personally, I think they are better the day after you bake them. So make them one day before you intend to nom them.

Printable Recipe


1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
The zest of 1 lemon
1 cup unsalted butter - cold and cut into small chunks
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


The juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
4 cups of fresh blueberries

NOTE: If using frozen blueberries, allow them to thaw prior to making this.


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease (or line with parchment paper) a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the white sugar, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest. Add the cold butter chunks, egg, and vanilla extract. Use a pastry blender (or two forks) and mix dough. It should be well-combined and crumbly.

3. Take half the dough and evenly pat into the bottom of the greased pan.

4. In another bowl, mix together the lemon juice, sugar and cornstarch until sugar and cornstarch are dissolved. Pour blueberries in and mix.
5. Pour blueberry mixture into the pan and spread evenly. Take the remaining dough and evenly crumble it over the blueberries.

 Ready for the oven...nom nom

6. Bake 45-55 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Allow to cool to room temperature before you cut.

On a totally different subject...I received the coolest card from my friend Corene that I just had to share! She made it herself and personalized it with my favorite quote from the Tori Amos song, A Sorta Fairytale. Thank you Corene! <3


  1. Nom, nom nom. I want some of that blueberry stuff!!

    1. I'll trade you some for one of your awesome cakes. Although, I'd be getter the better half of the deal!