Fresh Blackberry Crumble Bars


Hello, fellow food enthusiasts! Today, I’m thrilled to share a delightful recipe that celebrates the sweet and tangy goodness of fresh blackberries—Fresh Blackberry Crumble Bars. These bars are a heavenly marriage of juicy blackberries, buttery crumble, and a hint of lemon zest. They’re the perfect treat to enjoy during berry season or anytime you crave a fruity dessert.

Imagine sinking your teeth into a bar that’s bursting with plump, ripe blackberries. Each bite offers a delightful contrast between the luscious fruit filling and the crumbly, golden topping. The touch of lemon adds a zesty brightness that complements the sweet berries beautifully. Whether you savor them as a summertime dessert, afternoon snack, or even as a special treat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, these Fresh Blackberry Crumble Bars are bound to become a family favorite.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (for blackberry filling)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Cooking spray for greasing


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup of granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  3. Add the cold, cubed butter and blend it into the dry mixture using a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Beat the egg and vanilla extract together in a small bowl, then add it to the crumbly mixture. Stir until the dough comes together.
  5. Press half of the dough mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  6. In another bowl, gently toss the fresh blackberries with 1/2 cup granulated sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice.
  7. Spread the blackberry mixture evenly over the dough in the baking dish.
  8. Crumble the remaining dough over the top of the blackberries.
  9. Bake for about 45-50 minutes or until the top is lightly browned, and the blackberry filling is bubbly.
  10. Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 45-50 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Kcal: 180 kcal per bar | Servings: About 24 bars