Blueberry Crumb Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt(Optional)
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon(Optional)
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.

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  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, and baking powder. Mix in salt and cinnamon, if desired. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the shortening and egg. Dough will be crumbly. Pat half of dough into the prepared pan.

  • Step 3

    In another bowl, stir together the sugar and cornstarch. Gently mix in the blueberries. Sprinkle the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble remaining dough over the berry layer.

  • Step 4

    Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

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