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Easy Blueberry Bars

These Blueberry Bars with crumble topping are just the ticket when you want a dessert that’s crunchy, fruity, and bursting with flavor. It’s always a hit wherever you bring it. Delicious chilled or reheated. 

blueberry pie crumb bars
These Blueberry Bars are easier than pie, and even more delicious.

Blueberry Bars: What exactly are they?

Blueberry Crumb Bars are a delicious fusion of blueberry pie and blueberry crumble. It has a buttery crust, just like pie. It boasts a tantalizing blueberry filling in the center, similar to both pies and crumbles. Yet it incorporates the mouthwatering crumble topping characteristic of crumble desserts. Essentially, it’s the best of both worlds.

What You’ll Love About Blueberry Bars

  • These Blueberry Bars boast a big load of fresh blueberries, bursting with juicy sweetness.
  • The top and bottom layers consist of a buttery bottom crust and crispy topping that’s infused with fragrant cinnamon.
  • It can be made entirely in advance; in fact, it should to be cooled completely in order to set.
  • Blueberry Crumb Bars are fabulous served chilled or re-heated. Hubby and I are torn on this one; I prefer my bars chilled, while he is adamant that reheated in the toaster oven is the way to go.
  • Whichever way you choose, chilled or warmed, these bars are amazing with a scoop of ice cream.

Watch Us Make These Blueberry Bars


Did you see the trick for evenly pressing down the bottom crust? ↑ ↑

We use that simple trick for lots of crusts, from These decadent Carmelita Bars to these winning Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars.

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Blueberry bars can be made well in advance, as they keep nicely.

Blueberry Bars
Commonly Asked Questions

How far in advance can I make these blueberry bars?

We often make our dessert bars 1-2 days in advance. Since these blueberry bars can be served chilled OR re-heated, it’s recommended to bake at least the night before.

Can these blueberry bars be frozen?

Leftover bars freeze beautifully! Simply wrap them airtight and freeze up to several weeks.

Can I add other berries to the filling?

Yes! You can use a mixture of strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, or cherries, for a total of 4 cups.

Can I add nuts to the topping?

Nuts are a great addition to the topping, for both crunch and extra nutrition. Toasted chopped walnuts and pecans are favorites. Roasted sliced almonds can also be used.

blueberry pie crumb bars
Take these blueberry bars to your next picnic or potluck and watch them disappear.

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blueberry pie crumb bars

Easy Blueberry Bars with Crumble Topping

4.92 from 12 ratings
Blueberry Bars are just the ticket when you want a dessert that's crunchy, fruity, and bursting with flavor. It's always a hit at potlucks and gatherings. Delicious chilled or reheated.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 16

Ingredients  

For the Crust & Topping:

For the Filling:

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 tsp cornstarch
  • Freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon, approx. 3 TB

Instructions

  • Prepare: Preheat oven 375F with rack on lower middle position. Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside.
  • Make the Crust/Topping: In a bowl, hand-whisk the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry cutter to cut in the cold butter. Add the egg and continue to cut in with pastry cutter until dough becomes a crumbly consistency. Evenly press half of the dough into greased pan (see video for tips.)
  • Make the Filling: In a large bowl, hand-whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold in the blueberries to coat. Softly spread blueberries evenly over crust, including excess juice from the bowl. Evenly sprinkle remaining topping dough over the blueberry layer.
  • Bake: Bake 45-50 min or just until topping is golden brown. Let dessert cool completely at room temp before cutting into squares (may be easier to cut when chilled) Serve bars chilled or re-heated, with ice cream or freshly whipped cream.

Notes

It's important to let dessert cool completely, in order to set.
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Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.2g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 12.2g | Saturated Fat: 7.3g | Cholesterol: 42.1mg | Sodium: 44mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 22.5g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: baking

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48 comments

    • Swathi
    • 5 stars

    This blueberry pie crumb bars looks delicious perfect treat.

      • Amy Dong

      Thank you, Swathi!

    • Jamie
    • 5 stars

    This smelled amazing and tasted even better!

      • Amy Dong

      So glad you enjoyed it!

    • Nancy
    • 5 stars

    I love these blueberry crumb bars. Such a great way to use fresh seasonal blueberries.

      • Amy Dong

      Yes, love fresh berries!

    • Erin
    • 5 stars

    Yum

    • Angela
    • 5 stars

    Love this Blueberry Bars, so easy to make!

      • Amy Dong

      Thank you!

    • Lucas
    • 5 stars

    Super impressive recipe, looks delicious!

    • Zen
    • 5 stars

    Looks and sounds amazing!

    • Andréa Janssen
    • 5 stars

    It looks delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    • Jerika
    • 5 stars

    YUM! Love these Blueberry Bars with crumble topping, it’s perfect for my coffee. Thanks!:)

      • Amy Dong

      So good with coffee or tea!

    • Maur
    • 5 stars

    I am going to have my name in everyone’s mouth once I make this next week

    • Elizabeth O

    It sounds so delicious and tasty. I will make it next weekend for a family gathering, they will definitely love it. Perfect for all occasions.

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