Blueberry Crunch Bars first appeared in my third cookbook, Sweetness: Southern Recipes to Celebrate the Warmth, the Love, an the Blessings of a Full Life.
This recipe is from my friend, Valerie Holt, who teaches Home Economics at Woodland High School in in Cartersville, Georgia. We met at the National Cornbread Festival and became fast friends.
As a blueberry lover myself, I have to tell you that I made these the moment Valerie shared the recipe with me and have already lost count of how many times I’ve made them since!
The ingredients are simple and you likely have most of them on hand. The recipe is pretty straight forward as well and it’s in printable format at the bottom of this post!
Look at these gorgeous blueberries! I just love seasonal fruit!
Please make these soon. You’ll be glad you did!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups quick oats
- ¾ cup cold unsalted butter cubed
- 1/8 tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 2 TB cornstarch
- 3 TB lemon juice
- ¾ cup sugar
- Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 9 x 13 metal baking pan.
- Put first 7 ingredients in the food processor and process until crumbly not a ball. Reserve 2 cups for topping.
- Press remaining crumb mixture into pan. Set aside.
- Put rest of ingredients into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes until thick. It will look like blueberry jam. Spread over crust. Put on reserved topping and bake 25-30 minutes or until golden. Cool completely and enjoy!
What if I don’t have a food processor? I really want to make these!
Making for Christmas. Request from granddaughter!
Can anyone tell me what to use if I don’t own a food processor? Never had one and am not familiar with how they work but want to make these bars this weekend.
Christy, what can I use if I don’t have a food processor. I have never used one and am very unfamiliar with them but wanted to make these this weekend. Thanks for your help!
Can I use regular oatmeal instead of quick oats
Made these for Passover using blackberries.. Left out the baking soda to stay in accordance with Torah. They were amazing. I really appreciate the recipes that you have listed that are in keeping with the biblical feasts.
Why didn’t I think of these for Passover? I will next year! We had 2 ingredient banana pancakes one night and I think, out of all the meals, that was probably our favorite, aside from the big seder with our fellowship. We are only three years into keeping the feasts now but I’ll surely have many more recipes as the years go on. Thank you for pointing this one out!! His feasts are such a blessing! have a wonderful week!
I’m on a cardiac weight reduction diet. Does anyone have the nutrients breakdown for the blueberry crunch or is it posted somewhere. It sounds delicious but I am on a very strict plan. Thank you.