dreamy desserts: blueberry oatmeal crumble bars by oh lordy!

“blueberry kisses forever… “
– lady gaga
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today’s very special guest blogger is a sweet friend of mine from the weddingbee world, lauren from oh lordy!. she is, i kid you not, one of the most impressive d.i.y darlings i’ve ever met. her blog is filled to the brim with her lovely projects and mouth watering recipes…and i just had to have her stop by and share some of this goodness with all of you. 
have fun!
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hi everbody!

 

my name is lauren, aka mrs. elephant over on weddingbee, where i caught the blogging bug when i documented our wedding journey.  now i’m blogging about married life, travel, cooking and our future house search over at oh lordy!.  i’ve always felt a connection with sylvie since we’re a part of the same bee generation and i’m so excited to guest post for her now about these heavenly blueberry oatmeal crumble bars. are you ready?

i have to thank foodgawker for providing the inspiration to break out my food processor for the first time.  i think these blueberry oatmeal crumble bars included the largest number of new ingredients to buy, i almost felt like a legit dessert baker.

 

 :: ingredients ::

 

{filling}

 

– 3 cups fresh blueberries
– 1 tbs of lemon juice
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 2 tbs of corn starch
{crumble crust}

 

– 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
– 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
– 1 cup brown sugar
– 3/4 cups butter, soft & cut into 7 – 9 pieces
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp cinnamon
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
{right off the bat, i might have messed up this recipe.  for some reason when transcribing to my note pad i left off the salt and had 1/2 tsp of cinnamon instead of 1/4.  note to self: always double check!  also it would probably help if you know how to convert pints into cups before you go shopping.  i tried to guesstimate, but didn’t want to have too few so i purchased 3 pints.  i only used 1 and a half.  guess that means i’ll be making these again in the near future!}
anyways, onto the baking!

 

 

:: directions ::
 
preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

 

combine the berries and lemon juice in a medium saucepan, cook over medium heat stirring often.

 

continue to stir until soft and tender (about 8-10 mins).

 

add in the sugar and cornstarch, bring to a boil cooking 1-2 mins until thick.

 

set aside.

 

 

for the crumble crust it suggests that you combine all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse in 1 second intervals until coarse crumbs.

 

{holy moly, i had major issues with this.  all of my issues stemmed from the size of my food processor attachment, i think it was too small.  we received the cuisinart powerblend duet blender and food processor for the wedding and the attachment is a little on the small side.  i was a little frustrated that there was too much to put into the food processor at once.  i mixed what I could, and then added in the rest.  it wasn’t perfect but hey, it worked!}
set aside 1 1/2 cups of crumble for your topping, pressing the rest into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.

 

use a spoon to drop the berries and a spatula to spread the mix.
squeeze the clumps of the topping through your fingers, sprinkling over the filling.

bake for 30-35 mins, until golden brown.

 

let it cool before slicing it to serve.

 

and when i tested this batch of blueberry bars, oh my heaven, they turned out so soft, fruity and delicious!  i’m almost tempted to make it without salt again.  do you think that 1/2 tsp would make a big difference?

now i’d love to hear from all of you – are you a fan of fruit desserts?  if so, what’s your favorite?

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5 Comments

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    Thenestchapter
    09/28/2011 at 6:01 pm

    they sound so good! You always share recipes that sound amazing and make me want to cook more!

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    sylvie
    09/27/2011 at 6:49 pm

    ditto ~ there has never been a lemon bar or slice of apple pie that i could resist. do you have a special recipe that you make for your sweetie?

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    Lena Leson
    09/27/2011 at 4:53 pm

    Yum, yum, YUM-how delicious! I always go crazy for lemon bars and apple pies!

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    Morgan
    09/27/2011 at 2:23 pm

    Yum, this sounds so good! Fruity desserts are my favorite!

  • Reply
    Cara @ Lilac and Grey
    09/27/2011 at 11:52 am

    YUM!
    Lilac and Grey

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