Blueberry Bars

By http://www.bakingboy.com/

INGREDIENTS for the CRUST

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
The zest of 1 lemon
1 cup unsalted butter - cold and cut into small chunks
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INGREDIENTS for the BLUEBERRY FILLING

The juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
4 cups of fresh blueberries*

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease (or line with parchment paper) a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the white sugar, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest. Add the cold butter chunks, egg, and vanilla extract. Use a pastry blender (or two forks) and mix dough. It should be well-combined and crumbly. Take half the dough and evenly pat into the bottom of the greased pan.

3. In another bowl, mix together the lemon juice, sugar and cornstarch until sugar and cornstarch are dissolved. Pour blueberries in and mix.

4. Pour blueberry mixture into the pan and spread evenly. Take the remaining dough and evenly crumble it over the blueberries.

5. Bake 45-55 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Allow to cool to room temperature before you cut.

*If using frozen blueberries, allow them to thaw prior to making this
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