Strawberry Crumb Bars
Servings: 2 Dozen
- 1 2/3 cups sugar divided
- 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsalted butter cold and diced into small pieces
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Juice and zest of one lemon
- 5 cups chopped fresh strawberries
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 13x9” baking pan with aluminum foil, allowing for an overhang so that you can remove the bars easily from the pan. Coat the foil well with nonstick cooking spray.
Whisk 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, 3 cups flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest. Use a fork to blend in the cold butter and egg. The dough should be crumbly. Pat half of dough into the prepared pan.
In a large bowl, stir together the remaining ½ cup sugar, lemon juice, strawberries, and cornstarch. Evenly spread the strawberry mix over the crust. Crumble remaining dough over the berry layer.
Bake for 45 minutes, or until top is just turning golden brown. Let the bars cool completely in the pan before cutting into small squares.
Nutrition info for 1 bar: Calories: 190.6, Fat: 8.2g, Cholesterol: 28.4mg, Carb: 28g, Fiber: 1.2g, Sugars: 15.5g, Protein: 2.1g
slightly adapted from Smitten Kitchen
Serving: 1g | Calories: 191kcal | Fat: 8g