Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars from Smitten Kitchen

Recipe-It seems like I find my favorite baking recipes from Smitten Kitchen. There’s her Apple and Cheddar Scones, for one . . . and when it’s warm outside and blueberries are in season, I turn to her recipe for Blueberry Crumb Bars. Of course, I always call them Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars because the shot of lemon flavor is one of my favorite things about them (and because I mis-remember them that way).

A few things I like a lot about these bars:

  • They’re easy to make
  • It’s not a big deal to double the recipe and make enough for a crowd
  • They taste better the day after they’re made, making them perfect for preparing ahead of time.

I don’t change anything from Smitten Kitchen’s recipe, so please click here to check it out.

Here’s how the process looked for me:

Lots of fresh blueberries ready for lemon juice and sugar.
Lots of fresh blueberries ready for lemon juice and sugar.
Zested lemon
Zested lemon
These bars are totally health food. Ignore this photo.
These bars are totally health food. Ignore this photo.
Sweet little blueberries on a cookie bed.
Sweet little blueberries on a cookie bed.
Baked!
Baked!
Mmmm.
Mmmm.