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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Strawberry Crumble Bars - Mondays with MiMi (a day late!)


    Spring is on the way and I've been seeing some really nice strawberries at the store.  I just couldn't wait for strawberries fresh from the garden so I picked some up.  Pops really likes crumbles so I thought I'd spoil him with a good strawberry crumble.  I served it at our weekly family dinner.  Everyone who ate some really liked it.  Would you believe we have a family member or two who don't like strawberries?  Since I purchased so many berries I decided to make a strawberry orange sorbet to go with it.  Matt and Pops have encouraged a new dessert trend for me after the raspberry sorbet idea.

 -MiMi




Strawberry Crumble Bars
makes 12 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups flour
1 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 lbs strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 T corn starch

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F and grease a 9x13" pan.
  2. Whisk together sugar, baking powder, salt and flour.
  3. Cut in the butter until pieces are no bigger than pea sized.
  4. Stir in an egg to form a crumbly dough.
  5. Put half of the dough in the prepared pan and press into the entire bottom of the pan.
  6. In a separate bowl, toss the berries with the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and corn starch.
  7. Spread the strawberry mixture on top of the dough in the pan.
  8. Crumble the remaining dough evenly over the strawberries.
  9. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until lightly browned. 
  10. Allow to cool (if you can wait). Homemade whipped cream or ice cream is a great way to top it off. 





22 comments:

  1. I love a good crumble too and strawberries so this is perfect!!!!

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    1. Me too! I can't wait for our berry patches to start producing!

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  2. Strawberries are starting to pop up here in Kentucky too! I love Spring :-) I love the sorbet idea, I've been kicking around sorbet ideas forever. I really need to get on that! Ha ha. These bars look delicious by the way!

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    1. I love it when the berries start really being good again. During the winter they are sooo expensive and not really all that good. Now there are finally nice looking berries! MiMi has made a couple of delicious sorbets lately. I'll try to get the strawberry one up soon!

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  3. Loving this idea, especially as strawberries are coming back! Great use of fresh strawberries, and the sorbet just makes it extra nice. :)

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    1. I can't wait to share the sorbet recipe too! Both were really good and I am so excited that berries are coming back!

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  4. This is very similar to a favourite dish of ours, Matrimonial Cake. However, I have never tried it with strawberries. Looks terrific!

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    1. The strawberry version was really good, but I love strawberries so I am partial!

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  5. It's strawberry season hear yayyy! This is a great recipe to start with!

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    1. I am so jealous! I can't wait for the berries in our back yard to be ready. With the warm weather we've been having, it might not be too long!

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  6. WOW! I love that this yummy recipe uses fresh berries! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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    1. Thank you for hosting! We love strawberry season and fresh berries are the best!

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  7. Oh my gosh, this looks sinful! Love you made sorbet to go with it. Strawberries are one of my favorites.

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    1. Mine too! I can't wait to share the sorbet recipe too!

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  8. Yum! I get so excited when I see nice strawberries in the store. This is lovely. Thanks for linking up to Tips and Tricks. Hope to see you again this week.

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    1. Thank you! Strawberries and asparagus always make me smile this time of year!

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  9. We used to live next to a strawberry farm and the kiddos and I would pick fresh strawberries every year! Now, in my tiny town I can't find fresh ones anymore :(. This looks amazing and very spring-y! Pinning

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    1. Oooh, I want to live next to a strawberry farm! Thank you!

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  10. This recipe sounds perfect for Spring! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!

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