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BLACKBERRY CRUMB BARS
from "Everyday Food® magazine"

Delight picnic-goers with a portable version of summer berry crumble: a perfect marriage of tart fruit and tender cake, capped with a slightly crunchy topping.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes, plus cooling
Yield: Makes 16

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INGREDIENTS (CLICK TO BUY)

6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted, and 1/2 cup (1 stick), room temperature, plus more for pan
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 containers (5 ounces each) blackberries


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PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Line bottom with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides; butter and flour paper, tapping out excess.
2. Make topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; add 1 cup flour, and mix with a fork until large moist crumbs form. Refrigerate topping until ready to use.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining 3/4 cup flour, baking powder, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat room-temperature butter, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low; mix in flour mixture. Spread batter evenly in pan; sprinkle with blackberries, then chilled topping.
4. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Using paper overhang, lift cake onto a work surface; cut into 16 squares.
Cook's Note
While you prepare the cake, refrigerate the crumb topping. This will help give it a nubbly texture once baked. To store, keep in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 3 days.


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 Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
  Domino Powdered Confectioners Sugar - $2.19/ea
 1lb
 
  Alderfer Eggs Grade A Large Organic Eggs
This product is currently unavailable.
 
  Driscoll's Blackberries - $3.29/ea Save! 2 for $6
 approx. 6oz
 
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  Breakstone's All-Natural Unsalted Butter - $3.99/ea
 2ct, 4oz ea
 
  Just FreshDirect Unbleached All-Purpose Flour - $4.29/ea
 5lb
 
  Domino Granulated White Sugar - $2.79/ea
 2lbs
 
  La Baleine Fine Sea Salt - $4.69/ea
 26.5oz
 
  Davis Double Acting Baking Powder - $3.99/ea
 10oz
 
  Spice Select Pure Vanilla Extract - $8.99/ea
 2fl oz
 
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