This Creamy Blueberry Crumb Bars recipe is just the thing for using up fresh, in-season blueberries! They’re utterly delicious and simple to make!
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Creamy Blueberry Crumb Bars

This Creamy Blueberry Crumb Bars recipe is just the thing for using up fresh, in-season blueberries! They’re utterly delicious and simple to make!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry, cream cheese
Prep Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 24 people
Calories 257kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!

Ingredients

SHORTBREAD CRUST:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 medium lemon zested

CREAMY BLUEBERRY FILLING:

  • 8 ounces packaged cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup flour
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries

Instructions

FOR THE SHORTBREAD CRUST:

  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 375 degrees F. Line 9 x 13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving overhang on all sides. Lightly spray foil with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  • In medium bowl stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, baking powder, salt, grated ginger, and lemon zest. Use fork or pastry cutter to mix butter and egg (dough will be crumbly). Pat half dough into even layer in prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes while you make filling.

FOR THE FILLING:

  • In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment add cream cheese and heat on high until smooth and no lumps remain, about 1 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl and add egg, 1 cup sugar, yogurt, lemon juice, and flour. Mix on medium until combined and no flour streaks remain, about 1 minute. Gently fold in blueberries, and pour mixture evenly oven crust. Crumble remaining dough over blueberries and press down gently.

TO FINISH:

  • Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until top is golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean. Move bars to wire rack and cool to room temperature, about 2 hours. Then cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour (or overnight). When ready to serve lift bars out of pan using foil overhang and cut into squares (I cut mine into 24 squares/rectangles).

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.1mg