Blueberry Crumb Bars

Marilyn English

INGREDIENTS
3 cups of flour
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup butter (chilled and cut into cubes)

INSTRUCTIONS
Butter a 9x13' baking dish (also line with parchment and butter), set aside.

Whisk together flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl whisk egg and vanilla until combined. Add butter to flour mixture. Cut into flour & egg mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Press half of mixture into prepared baking dish.

FILLING
In a separate bowl whisk together:
1/2 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice

Toss mixture to evenly coat: 4 cups fresh blueberries, at room temperature. Spread coated blueberries over bottom crust in baking dish. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over berry layer.

Bake at 35O degrees for 38-42 minutes or until top is golden brown. Allow 20-30 minutes to cool before cutting into squares.