I have had this recipe with so many different combinations of fruit. You can use strawberry/rhubarb, blackberry, blueberry, raspberries, etc. Since it is strawberry season, this is a very inexpensive recipe to make and very good!
My kids were able to help me with every part of this project. From cutting up the strawberries, to zesting the lemon, and measuring out all the ingredients. These are also sturdy bars for traveling.
Fruit Crumb Bars
2 cup2 white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups flour
1 cup cold butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
Zest and juice of one lemon
4 cups fresh fruit ( I used strawberries)
4 teaspoons cornstarch
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch pan. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 1/2 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.
In another bowl, stir together the sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Gently mix in the fruit. Sprinkle the fruit mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble remaining dough over the berry layer.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Let cool and cut into squares!
Loving these recipes- keep ’em coming! I did the potato soup recipe last night and it was just outstanding. Thanks!
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The Bargain Shopper Lady says
These look yum! My parents live in Houston too! We are going for Easter! I can’t wait for Chick-fil-A! We don’t have one where I live now.
Oh I am sooo sorry! You HAVE to try the Banana pudding shake!
Ok- My Litter recipes two nights in a row- both winners! I made this recipe tonight to take to a friend’s house for dessert, and wow! Super easy, using basically stuff you probably already have at home except for the fruit. I made it with strawberries because that’s what I had, and served it with vanilla ice cream. Thumbs up from six adults and eight kiddos. I can’t wait to try making this with raspberries and lime instead of the lemon. Mmmmmm
Thanks Beth! I m so glad, we love to eat at my house so we are always trying new things!
Thanks for another yummy recipe, Tiffany. I plan to make these for Easter tomorrow. I love your recipes!
I made this for Easter and it was a hit. I switched out the flour for gluten free because I have celiac disease, and it came out great. Not all recipes work with the gluten free flour, but this one did. Thanks!
Can you use frozen fruit for this??? I have strawberries and rhubarb from last summer that I would like to use up and it would be great for Easter.
It might make it too wet? I am not sure. I have not tried it I am sorry!
Do u know about how many calories these are? I’m on a low calorie diand these look delish!!
Another great strawberry recipe! I pinned it! – http://pinterest.com/heidikennedy/strawberry-recipes/