Small Batch Blueberry Bars
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Serves: 6
For the crust and topping:
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • Big pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut in thin slices
For the filling:
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or just use more white)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
Make the crust and topping:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a 9-by-4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, baking powder, flour, and salt. Use your fingers to crumble in the butter. Add up to 3 teaspoons water, 1 teaspoon at a time, mixing all the while with a spoon, just until the dough comes together. Press slightly more than half the dough into the prepared pan.
Prep the berries:
  1. In another small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt and stir together. Add the blueberries and stir once more. Arrange the berries on the crust.
Finish the bars and bake:
  1. Crumble the rest of the dough on top. Bake the bars for 45 to 50 minutes, until the berries are bubbling and the top is golden. Cool completely, then cut into 6 bars. Store in the fridge
Recipe by Big Girls Small Kitchen at