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Strawberry Crumb Bars

Servings: 2 Dozen
Calories: 191
Author: Andie Mitchell

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 191kcal | Fat: 8g