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Blueberry Lime Crumb Bars

Blueberry Lime Crumb Bars Recipe l

Summer is all about eating as much fresh fruit as possible. I think we can all agree on that! And when that fresh fruit is about to go bad, it’s all about using that fruit in crumb bars.

There really isn’t a much better way to use up your hoard of blueberries than in these blueberry lime crumb bars!

Easy Blueberry Lime Crumb Bars Recipe l

A rich, buttery crust is topped with a sweet blueberry lime filling and more crumb topping. For an extra bit of lime, be sure to add some additional lime zest right before serving.

The melt-in-your-mouth shortbread crust combined with the fresh blueberry filling and slightly crunchy topping make these bars irresistible!

Quick and Easy Blueberry Lime Crumb Bars from A Kitchen Addiction

A bit of coarse sugar is sprinkled over the top right before baking to give the topping that bit of crunch. I just recently started pairing blueberries with lime, and now that combination has found it’s way into most of my baking.

If you haven’t tried the combo yet, these crumb bars are the best way to try it out. Summer just calls for easy crumb bars filled with fresh, seasonal fruit!

Easy Blueberry Lime Crumb Bars Recipe l

Blueberry Lime Crumb Bars

Yield: 12 crumb bars


For the Crumble and Base Layers

  • 1 1/2 C white whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C butter, cold and cut into pieces

For the Filling

  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/4 C fresh blueberries, washed and patted dry
  • additional lime zest, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 inch (The bars pictured were made in a 9x9) baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lime zest.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk and vanilla extract. Stir into dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Press about 2/3 of mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish.
  5. In a separate large bowl, whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in lime juice. Add in blueberries and stir until blueberries are coated. Spread blueberry filling on top of crust.
  6. Top with remaining crumb mixture. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes before cutting into bars. Sprinkle with additional lime zest and serve.

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This recipe is adapted from Cooking Classy.

Blueberry Lime Crumb Bars Recipe l

Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures

Monday 10th of August 2015

The blueberry and lime combination sounds so delicious!

Karen @ The Food Charlatan

Friday 7th of August 2015

Blueberry Lime sounds amazing together!! I've tried it in muffins but never bars. yum. i love the coarse sugar on top, that gives the best crunch!

Tonia from TheGunnySack

Thursday 6th of August 2015

That does look like a wonderful taste of summer!


Thursday 6th of August 2015

Agreed!Crumble bars are the perfect way to use up fruit! Love that you combined the blueberry and lime!


Thursday 6th of August 2015

I'm all about eating all the fruit, all the time this summer! What fabulous crumb bars.

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