Food, Family and Fun

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Holidays are all about food, family and fun so we went to our food expert, Lodge Executive Chef Jesse Kaylor, and asked him for a favorite Holiday dish.  What he came back with is nothing short of lovely deliciousness that can be used as an obvious dessert… or as a warm, delicious Christmas morning delight.

How much would your family love waking up to warm, bubbly, blueberry goodness?!

Blueberry Crumble Bars
(makes one 9×13 pan)

for the berry layer:

  • 5 c. Blueberries (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 c.)
  • 1/4-1/2 c. sugar, depending on sweetness of berries
  • 4 tsp of cornstarch (or 8 tbsp of all-purpose flour)

for the crumble:

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. cold, unsalted butter — cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • zest of 1 lemon

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line or grease a 9×13 pan.

Stir together berries, lemon juice, sugar and cornstarch. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, baking powder, and flour. Using a pastry blender or your hands, mix the cold, cubed butter and the egg into the flour mixture until it is crumbly. Spread half of this mixture in the 9×13 pan and pat down. Evenly spread the berry mixture over the crust. Sprinkle the remaining flour/butter mixture on top of the berry layer. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until berries are bubbly and crust is slightly golden.

Cool bars completely before cutting into squares.



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