When I came across this recipe for blueberry streusel bars with lemon cream filling on The Recipe Girl I added it to my meal plan right away. With blueberries, lemon, crumbs and cream, how can you go wrong? I really like the blueberry and lemon combo and this sounded like a nice take on it. When I looked at the recipe for the cream layer I noticed that it looked a lot like the recipe for key lime pie filling only with lemon so I knew that it was going to be really good. The recipe for the actual bars also looked very similar to the recipe that I use for crumb bars . So we basically have blueberry crumb bars with a lemon key lime pie filling! It just keeps getting better and better. I modified the recipe a bit by reducing the the amount so that it would fit into my 8 inch square baking dish and I replaced some of the flour with whole wheat flour to make it a bit healthier. The bars were really easy to make and they turned out so well! The blueberry and lemon cream combo was amazingly good and the sweet crumb topping finished off the bars perfectly. Tip: For crumb bars like these you want to make sure that you press the bottom layer into the dish well so that the bars hold together.
Blueberry Crumb Bars with Lemon Cream Filling
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 large egg (separated)
- 3/4 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 2 cups blueberries
- Mix the butter, flours, rolled oats, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl until it forms crumbs.
- Set 1 cup of the mixture aside for the topping.
- Mix the egg white into the mixture.
- Press the mixture into the bottom of a greased 8 inch square baking pan.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile mix the egg yolk into the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and zest and let it sit.
- Spread the blueberries out over the bottom crust and top with the lemon mixture.
- Bake until the lemon mixture forms a shiny skin, about 7-8 minutes.
- Sprinkle on the reserved crumbs.
- Bake until the top is golden brown and the sides are bubbling, about 20-25 minutes.
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Recipe Girl's recipes are AMAZING!! Awesome bars.
Sounds perfect Kevin! You never fail to please your readers.
Five stars…can it get any better?
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Those bars look irresistible! A wonderful combo!
Yum!! I think I should make some of my own, too. That looks too good not pass up.
Perfect picture and they look so yummy!
pastry studio says
Blueberries, lemon, oats, brown sugar, whole wheat flour…oh, these look fantastic! Beautiful photo.
Love anything lemon…….got to make these……..things for sharing.
They look scumptious!
looking scrumptious…these are going onto my must make list…!
La Table De Nana says
Kevin I have fresh raspberries in my garden,not enough for a pie..when I saw your recipe this afternoon..I decided to try it w/ the raspberries..as I had everything else..
You are right! What a KEEPER little recipe!!! Delicious!!Thanks!
I'm thinking that would make one big bar for just my husband!
Lidysan y Marcos - Los Mol says
Wonderful. I will try to translate it into Spanish. It is difficult for me. Thanks for the recipe.A hug from the Mol.
P.D: excuse my English
I adore Recipegirl's recipes! This one definitely looks like a winner and a perfect way to use fresh blueberries.
The Culinary Chase says
Kevin, these look heavenly & I like the cream filling touch! Cheers!
I love blueberry and lemon together. These look great!
Duchess of Fork says
Kevin, these look AWESOME! You always have the best recipes. I really enjoy reading your latest creations. Keep it up!
You got my attention with the lemon cream filling and the perfect crumb. Looks great!
what a lovely treat. It looks great!
Blueberry and lemon are perfect together – I can see why you bookmarked this! You have created a domino effect because I need to make these soon.
lemon cream sounds gorgeous!
Ciao Chow Linda says
This looks like a winner.
amanda @ fake ginger says
I cannot even begin to say how awesome these look. I'm dying to make them now!
Oh this definitely pushes the blueberry dessert to a new level…Lemon cream filling?! Ahhhh…
The lemon cream filling sounds divine!
the southern hostess says
Yum. I love blueberry and lemon together.
lemon and blueberries were made for eachother!
Mmmm, what a great combination, lemon and blueberry! That was a great idea adding the whole wheat flour!
The Bella Girls says
I got back from a 4 day vacation and was pleased to see 5 new recipes! I love the idea of combining lemons and blueberries. This crumb bar looks delicious. I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for the inventive idea!
I love lemon and blueberry together, it's one of my favorite combos.
Just made this recipe last night. Turned out great! I had nearly everything on hand, minus the lemon and sweetened condensed milk. So easy! And refreshing. Thanks for the great recipe 🙂
Mmm these crumble bars look absolutely perfect!
This looks great! I think it's going on my meal plan, too, while the berries still look pretty good.
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Mmm…the lemon cream filling is making these already tempting treats even more irresistible! Looks delicious.
Your blueberry-lemon yogurt cake is cooling on the counter–the best and easiest tea bread I've ever made! I think my co-workers would love it if I brought these bars in on Monday.
Your recipes are always wonderful!
I just pulled these out of my oven – they look and smell sooo good! I can't wait to cut into them.
free PR site says
I can't wait for summer when the blueberries will be fresh and juicy, now I can only get the frozen ones that are not so good. But these bars look absolutely perfect, I want to make them.
This is similar to a recipe I love from Cooks Ill. Even if people are stuffed or don't care for lemon, they disappear incredibly quickly. I always use fresh blueberries but am curious to try with dried. Friends tried with frozen: frankly NOT worth the time, imho. Can't wait to make the nainamo bars later today with wafer or shortbread crumbs as we're not fond of the graham texture. Your blog is awesome: great ideas, I want to make everything. Thank you kindly!
Just took my batch out of the oven! I didn't have enough blueberries so I added some raspberries =] Thanks for the recipe it tastes so good!
I absolutely love this recipe of yours! It's delightfully combines my favorite things in the world: oats, blueberries, and lemon curd! FANTASTIC