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Strawberry Crumb Bars

Strawberry Crumb Bars
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Strawberry Crumb Bars




I love summer! Especially the vibrant fresh fruits and vegetables. Summer meals just make me feel better, being much lighter than comfort food we have during the fall and winter.

Strawberry Crumb Bars
Strawberry Crumb Bars

I have been visiting the Farmer’s Market in our town for seasonal fruits and veggies and I have yet to be disappointed with the lovely choices, especially strawberries. I love baking with fruit and created these Strawberry Crumb Bars as adaptation to a heavier, higher calorie recipe for Strawberry Shortbread Bars at the request of the King (hee hee).

Strawberry Crumb Bars
Strawberry Crumb Bars

This recipe uses only ½ cup of butter, rather than the normal 2 cups (!) in my strawberry buttery shortcake recipe.

Strawberry Crumb Bars
Strawberry Crumb Bars

These bars are a great snack for the kiddos. fabulous with coffee, and are amazing served warm over vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Strawberry Crumb Bars
Strawberry Crumb Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, cut up
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar divided
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray or line with parchment
  • In small bowl-combine strawberries and lime juice. Add 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch. Toss to coat berries and set aside.
  • In another bowl combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Add egg yolk, vanilla and butter cubes. Using a pastry tool, two knives or a whisk, blend the mixture together until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Press 2/3 of the mixture into pan. Top with strawberry mixture into an even layer. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over top and then sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes. Let cool for 15 min before serving with icecream. Cool longer for cutting bars.
  • Enjoy and send me a photo!
Strawberry Crumb Bars
Strawberry Crumb Bars

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