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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. 

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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

    • Algene

    Ohhh I’d love to prepare (and eat) one too! I’ll ask my partner to help me bake this 🙂

    • Meet Courtney

    oooh yumm!! These look SO delicious!!

    • Keeping Up With Candy

    This looks amazing and yummy. And it seems pretty simple to make (although I would probably get a ready-made crust for time’s sake. And I bet this would be really delish heated with ice cream! #mouthgettingwatery

    How to Breakfast in Bed Like a Queen
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    • Elizabeth O

    It looks delicious and easy to do. I will definitely do this once to my loved ones. They absolutely like this.

    • Jasmine Watts

    Yumm.. this looks so good!! I would love to try-out this recipe!

    • Bhushavali

    Wow! This looks so yummmm… I love blue berry pies, but never thought of making them. Is it possible to make this recipe eggless?

    • TheGracefulMist

    This looks really delectable. I want to experience the taste and texture myself. I can probably try making this when I already have my own kitchen to work at.

    ❀ Grace ❀

    • Summer Mitch Ryan

    Oh so mouth-watering. I’ve got all the ingredients except tue berries. Maybe I could substitute it with something else. Berries are an imported produce in this part of the world, so they are so darn expensive.

      • chewoutloud

      you can use frozen berries or yes, even sub with another fruit 🙂

    • kristal

    I will make in on thanksgiving it is going to be so good. I cannot wait I am think of what else will go good with this ?

      • chewoutloud

      So excited for you to try it, Kristal 🙂

    • Carol at Wild Goose Mama
    • 5 stars

    Boy Howdy, vet trips and bills—– I hear ya! I love bar cookies. Always more decadent than cookies and quicker. It’s weird though. I bake more regular cookies than bar cookies. Mmmm. I will have to think about that, but will muse somewhere other than your comment section. Lol. I love bar cookies which use fruit because I feel a teeny bit righteous telling myself, Hey you are eating fruit! Blueberries are of course the perfect choice right now. I have blueberries languishing in my fridge right now in fact. It’s fate!

      • chewoutloud

      Hi, Carol! Hope you love it as much as we do 🙂 Thanks for stopping by today!

    • alisonrost

    I’ve been looking for a good crumble recipe for the summer. My husband and I have been berry picking a few different times and it’s nice to have something warm and bubbly to use them in. I love a crumble unadorned. My husband on the other hand, is an ice cream (or half-and-half) guy all the way! x

      • chewoutloud

      LOL, our hubbies think alike 😉

    • chichiuguru

    No more trips to the doctor’s please

    • chichiuguru

    These look so delicious and easy to make. I am
    Considering making a low carb version with almond flour. Thanks for the recipe. I love your pictures.

    http://www.mydiasporakitchen.com

      • chewoutloud

      Thank you so much!

    • JEANNINE DIPPENAAR

    Love that is is good hot or cold, easier to please everyone.Can i use frozen berries? or only fresh? thanks for an delicious looking pie recipe

      • chewoutloud

      If you use frozen berries, simply use them frozen and not thawed. It should work great. Thanks, Jeannine! 🙂

    • Krizia Velez | Reckless Babe

    Awww poor Sammy! I’m glad got better! …. I love blueberry pie so much but never knew how to make it, gonna follow your recipe this Sunday!

      • chewoutloud

      These crumb bars are way easier to make than the round pies…enjoy, Krizia! 🙂

    • brigettedanielle

    Ohh this looks so good! Hopefully y’all won’t need to make any more trips to the dr. this year!

      • chewoutloud

      Me too, Brigette! 🙂

    • A Busy Bees Life

    What can one say except that this looks wonderful, delicious and scrumptious! I like that it is not complicated to make, and would hope to get mine to turn out this good.

      • chewoutloud

      Yours will definitely turn out great! 🙂

    • keisha1989

    I love BLUEBERRIES!!!!!! I would definitely try this.

      • chewoutloud

      My littlest downs blueberries like there’s no tomorrow 🙂

    • Benita

    First I’m so happy that your fur baby is doing well. I love blueberries so this blueberry pie crumb bar is a definite must make for me. I would eat mine warm with a scoop of ice cream. Then as I scrolled down I saw all of the other mouth watering deserts and how versatile this recipe is.

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Benita 🙂 LOL, you’re in my hubby’s camp…reheated pie with ice cream! 🙂 🙂

    • Gil Camporazo

    You’re right indeed it’s berry good. The way I keep on reading your personal experience of taking this crunchy blueberry pie I have a virtual experience on how tasty, yummy that pie.

      • chewoutloud

      Glad you like it, Gil! 🙂

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