Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Blueberry Peach Crumb Squares

Blueberries and peaches are perfect partners in summer time treats. They come in season around the same time. They're both sweet and a little tart. Paired with a lovely crumb crust, this combo is fantastic! With just a hint of lemon, these crumb bars practically melt in your mouth. So, so good!

Here's what you need:

1 cup sugar
1 teas baking powder
3 cups flour
1 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
1 egg
1/4 teas salt
the zest and juice of one lemon
2 cups blueberries
2 cups diced peaches
1/4 cup sugar
4 teas cornstarch

In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, baking powder, and flour. Mix in the salt and lemon zest.

Cut in the butter chunks and egg with a pastry cutter or two knives.

The dough should resemble coarse crumbs no bigger than peas.

Press half of the dough into a greased 9x13 pan. Make sure it's all firmly patted down.

In another bowl, stir together the sugar, cornstarch and the lemon juice. Mix in the blueberries and peaches.

Spread the blueberry/peach mixture evenly over the dough. Sprinkle the remaining dough over the fruit.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.

Allow to cool, then cut into squares and enjoy!

For a printable recipe, click here.

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